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The following is a list of the image indexes that you can use on this site:

The main image index (below) lists in alphabetical order, without thumbnail images, all the images that are on this site. All the other image indexes listed below include thumbnail images.

The  most popular index  includes a selection of the images that have proven to be very popular for visitors to this site.

The  birds index  includes images of many New Zealand native birds including the very rare shore plover.

The  landscapes index  includes images of mountains, lakes, rivers, seascapes, and sunsets.

The  Pauatahanui Inlet index  includes images of the beautiful Camborne Walkway, Motukaraka Point, and animals, birds, plants, and recreation on the inlet.

The  floral index  includes images of many beautiful flowers and gardens.

The  Belmont Rhododendron Dell index  includes images of many beautiful rhododendrons that can be seen at this Lower Hutt rhododendron dell.

The  nature  index  includes images of many animals etc seen at zoos and other places.

The  "other" index  includes images of cities, buildings, tourist attractions, and other places of interest.

The  Sony Zeiss FE 55mm F/1.8 lens index  includes images that demonstrate the amazing image quality of images captured using the Sony Zeiss FE 55mm F/1.8 lens on the full frame 42.4mp Sony A7RII. To give you an appreciation of how these images will appear when greatly enlarged, crops of just small areas of the images are included, or the full-sized image is published. A similar page that shows the excellent clarity of selected Sony A99 and A900 images can be seen  here.


Alphabetical list of all the images on this site

To obtain the best appreciation of the quality of the images on this site, they should be displayed at a relatively small size, because most images have been reduced in size to a maximum width of only 870 pixels. In addition, the images have been saved at a low quality setting.

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African wild dog at Wellington Zoo

Ahuriri Estuary Napier: Spectacular evening sky


Alpaca with baby Cria

Amber Flush Rose at Wellington Botanic Garden

Anson Bay Norfolk Island

Asian small clawed otters at Wellington Zoo

Australian coot chick

Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, Paekakariki Road, near Pauatahanui: Index Page

Battle Hill Farm Forest Park showjumping event, 7 April 2013

Bay of Islands Northland: Index Page

Belmont Rhododendron Dell Lower Hutt: Index Page

Birds of New Zealand: Index Page

Black swans and cygnets near Wellington

Bluebridge Ferry "Straitsman" in rough seas near Wellington, May 2015

Boatsheds at Paremata on the Pauatahanui Inlet

Botanical Gardens Wellington: Index Page

Brown Kiwi in nocturnal house at Nga Manu Nature Reserve

Burnside Church (officially dedicated 1875), near Pirinoa, South Wairarapa

Bushy Park sunrise, near Wanganu

Bushy Park Twin Ponga

Bushy Park: Giant Northern Rata

Bushy Park Homestead

Butterfly Creek, near Eastbourne, Wellington

Cable Car Wellington: Amazing clarity of city in the background

Camborne Walkway: Index Page:  This beautiful walkway goes along the Pauatahanui Inlet between Paremata and Grays Road. 

Camborne Walkway 10:  White-faced heron Egretta novaehollandiae

Camborne Walkway 19:  Sweep panorama Sony A99 image of the Pauatahanui Inlet and the boat sheds at Camborne Walkway

Camborne Walkway 25:  Painting by Ian Taylor of poet Sam Hunt

Camborne Walkway 25:  Of Dan and the Peacock: Poem by Sam Hunt

Camborne Walkway 26:  Colourful boatshed complete with birdcage

Camborne Walkway:  Large fur seal blocks the track

Camborne Walkway:  Pohutukawa Tree near the Pauatahanui Inlet and the Camborne Walkway, Paremata, Wellington, New Zealand

Camellia Desire

Camellia "Les Jury"

Canada Geese and goslings at Motukaraka Point, near Paremata, Wellington

Canada Geese on the Hutt River near Wellington

Capybara at Wellington Zoo

Cathedral Cove, near Hahei and Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand

Chimpanzees at Wellington Zoo

Chinese Silkie Bantam  (sometimes referred to as Chinese Silky Bantams)

Cooper's Beach Sunrise Northland

Coot chick

Cotton Top Tamarin at Wellington Zoo

Cygnets - Young Black Swans

Cygnets - Young Black Swans at Waimanu Lagoons, Waikanae

Days Bay sunset, looking towards Wellington

Devonport Beach with Auckland city buildings in the background

Diamonds Forever: Rose at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Wellington Botanic Garden

Dominion Post Ferry "Cobar Cat" arriving at Days Bay. The snow covered Kaikoura Mountains can be seen in the background.

Dragon Boat Racing: Wellington Dragon Boat Festival 2012


Dwarves in the film  "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

Eastbourne: Spectacular cloud

Eastbourne Coast Wellington: Index Page 

Eastbourne Coast: Interisland Ferry en route from Wellington to Picton, with the Kaikoura Mountains in the background

Eastbourne: View From Cheviot Road Track to Ngaumatau Road, Lowry Bay, East Harbour Regional Park

Eastbourne Sunrise

Eastern Rosella Parakeet at Trentham Park, Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Elephant meets rooster at Auckland Zoo

Emperor Penguin visits Peka Peka Beach, Kapiti Coast, North Island, New Zealand

Field of remembrance at sunset at Salamanca Lawn at Wellington Botanic Gardens April 2016

Fishing at the Camborne Walkway, Paremata, near Plimmerton, Wellington

Fur Seal on the Camborne Walkway, Paremata, near Plimmerton, Wellington

Gandalf the wizard, huge sculpture at the Embassy Theatre, for the world premiere of the film: "The Hobbit: An unexpected journey"

Geese and goslings at Virginia Lake, Wanganui

Giraffe "portrait" photographed at Wellington Zoo

Giraffes at Wellington Zoo

Goat kid on the walking track to the Pencarrow Lighthouse, Eastbourne Coast

Goat Butts Sheep

Government House Wellington: The official residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand

Government House Wellington: Czech crystal chandelier

Government House Wellington: Dresden china figurines and grand piano

Government House Wellington: Norrie State Dining Room

Government House Wellington: Queen Victoria painting (1843):  The artist was Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805 - 1873).

Hamilton Gardens:  Italian Renaissance Garden   (1)   (2)

Hamilton Gardens: Indian Char Bagh Garden 

Haruru Falls Northland

Henley Lake, Masterton during the 2015 Wings Over Wairarapa Air Show

Hobbit Movie 1 Gandalf the wizard outside the door to Bilbo Baggin's home in Hobbiton: Giant  9.4 metre tall sculpture  of Gandalf the wizard at the Embassy Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand. Wellington is also referred to as "the middle of middle-earth".

Hobbit Movie 2 Large images of Gandalf, Bilbo, and the 13 dwarves in the film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey".

Hobbit Movie 3:  Smaug the dragon at Wellington Airport, New Zealand: Dragon created by Weta Workshop, Wellington, New Zealand

Horse jumping at the Horowhenua AP&I Show Equestrian Events, Levin, 19 January 2013

Horse riding at the Pauatahanui Inlet

Hot Air Balloons at Masterton: "Balloons Over Wairarapa" Trust House Night Glow

Hot Air Balloon flying over the main street of Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand

Hot Water Beach, Coromandel Peninsula: Dig your own hot spa in the sand

Hutt Intermediate School children kayaking at Days Bay, near Eastbourne, Wellington

Hutt River from Hutt River Trail near Royal Wellington Golf Club and Silverstream Railway Bridge

Hutt River from Hutt River Trail, north of Upper Hutt, not far from Harcourt Park and Te Haukaretu Park

Hybrid Tea Amber Flush Rose at Wellington Botanic Garden

Jet Ski in action on the Pauatahanui Inlet

Kaikoura Mountains

Kaikoura Mountains as seen from Eastbourne, near Wellington

Kaiteriteri Sunset Nelson

Kaka at Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre

Kaka at Karori

Kapiti Coast Seascape

Kapiti Island: Spectacular cloud effect as seen from Pukerua Bay

Kapiti Island: Vivid sky as seen from Paekakariki Beach

Kapiti Sunset Index Page

Karehana Bay Plimmerton Wellington

Karehana Bay Plimmerton Wellington: Approaching weather front

Kayaking at Days Bay, near Eastbourne, Wellington: Children from Hutt Intermediate School

Kea, Nestor, notabilis, New Zealand's mountain parrot at Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Waikanae, New Zealand

Kereru: New Zealand Wood Pigeon

King Charles Spaniel

Kingfisher Bird

Kingston Norfolk Island

Kiwi in nocturnal house at Nga Manu Nature Reserve

Koala Bear Australia

Kookaburra Brisbane Australia

Korokoro Dam  images (Maungaraki Dam) and surrounding bush in the Belmont Regional Park, Lower Hutt

Kunekune Pigs at Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe, Akatarawa, near Wellington, New Zealand

Kunekune Pigs at Hamilton Zoo

Lake Dunstan South Island New Zealand

Lake Henley, Masterton

Lake Onoke meets the ocean, Ocean Beach, Southern Wairarapa: Index Page

Lake Horowhenua, near Levin, dramatic weather front moves quickly over lake

Lake Okareka, Rotorua, New Zealand, captured while on the beautiful Lake Okareka walkway

Lake Rotopounamu: near Turangi

Lake Rotoiti South Island New Zealand

Lake Taupo: Index Page

Lake Tutira: Vivid sky near Napier, New Zealand

Lake Wairarapa

Leopard Seal, examples of cropped images

Lhasa Apso Dog that was displayed at the Royal Canin Pet Expo at Trentham Racecourse on 4 November 2012

Lion at Wellington Zoo


Lower Hutt Sunset

Lyall Bay and Wellington Airport: This image was taken from the top of Mount Victoria using the full frame 24.6 megapixel Sony A900 camera.

Makara coastline: View across Cook Strait towards part of the Marlborough Sounds

Makara Wellington

Martinborough, Wairarapa

Meerkat poses nicely for the camera at Wellington Zoo

Monarch Butterfly

Monitor Lizard Australia

Morepork in nocturnal house at Nga Manu Nature Reserve

Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary Images: Outer Queen Charlotte Sound, Near Picton: Image Index

Motukaraka Point: Sunset over the Pauatahanui Inlet

Motukaraka Point  Spectacular "double" rainbow over Pauatahanui Inlet.  Further images taken at Motukaraka Point  can be seen  here.

Mount Marua Heights Upper Hutt : View From Mt Marua Drive

Mount Maunganui taken from the beach

Mount Maunganui taken from the beach at sunset

Mount Maunganui: View of beach while climbing Mt Maunganui   (1)    (2)

Mount Maunganui Beach and demonstration of "cropping power" of the Sony A99 full frame camera

Mount Ngauruhoe

Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu: A comparison of two different photographs

Mount Taranaki (also known as Mount Egmont): Rural summer view

Murray River Sunrise Adelaide Australia

Murray River Early Morning Mists

Muscovy Duck

Napier spectacular cloud formation

Napier Marine Parade

Napier Sunrise

Napier Sunset and spectacular clouds looking towards the wharf at West Quay

Napier Sunset

Napier Sunset and fishermen taken at the wharf at West Quay, Napier, New Zealand

Nelson Harbour Sunset : Image taken from the wharf near the Saltwater Cafe and Bar which overlooks Nelson Harbour.

Nelson Sunset

New Plymouth: Fishing at dusk near the Breakwater

New Plymouth: TSB Festival of Lights at Pukekura Park

New Plymouth: Floating jellyfish at the TSB Festival of Lights

Nga Manu Nature Reserve  Waikanae, Kapiti Coast

Ngawi Beach and fishing village, near Cape Palliser, Southern Wairarapa Coast

Ohope Sunset

Omapere Northland: View looking over Omapere Wharf

Omapere Sunset Northland:   (1)   (2)   (3)

Omapere Northland: Spectacular cloud

Onemana Beach: Vivid Sky - near Whangamata, Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand      (1)   (2)   (3)

Opoutere Beach near Whangamata, Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand

Orange Rata Tree at Eastbourne, near Wellington, New Zealand

Orewa Beach North Auckland: Paddle boarding at sunrise

Oriental Bay Wellington Index Page

Oriental Bay:  Image demonstrating the use of the 14.3mm lens of the Sony R1

Orongorongo River, within the Rimutaka Forest Park, near Wellington

Ostrich: Giant African Ostrich at Marshalls Animal Park, Tauranga

"Ovation of the Seas" cruise ship at Wellington 23 December 2016 (3 images) Royal Caribbean International

Paddle Boarding on the Pauatahanui Inlet      (1)      (2)

Paekakariki Beach surfing

Paekakariki: Vivid sky above Kapiti Island as seen from Paekakariki Beach

Paekakariki as seen from the top of the Paekakariki Hill

Paekakariki, the Kapiti Coast and distant view of Mt Ruapehu from the top of the Paekakariki Hill

Paekakariki Township showing in the background a large World Cup rugby jersey on the hill

Paihia Sunrise Bay of Islands Northland

Paihia Township Bay of Islands Northland

Parakeet (Eastern Rosella) at Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Pauatahanui Inlet Image Index: Includes Camborne Walkway images, Paremata views, Motukaraka Point, animals, birds and plants on the inlet, and recreation at the inlet

Pauatahanui Inlet and Motukaraka Point    (1)      (2)      (3)      (4)      (5)      (6)      (7)      (8)      (9)

Peach faced lovebirds

Peacock at Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe, Akatarawa, near Wellington, New Zealand

Peka Peka Sunsets


Pelican at Wellington Zoo

Pelicans Noosa Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia

Penguin makes rare visit to Peka Peka Beach, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand

Petone Beach Sunset, looking towards Wellington

Petone Beach storm: 21 June 2013     (1)     (2)

Picton Images (1) : Picton Boat Harbour.

Picton Images (2) : InterIslander Ferry Kaitaki in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound

Picton Images (3) : Inter Island Ferries Bluebridge "Monte Stella" and InterIslander "Kaitake" at Picton

Picton Images (4) : Picton waterfront showing the InterIslander Ferry "Kaitake"

Pied Shag and chick at Seaview, Lower Hutt

Pied Shag at Waikanae beach, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand

Plimmerton surf breaks near home after a big rain storm hit the Wellington district on 7 March 2015

Spotted Shag, Juvenile, at Rabbit Island, Nelson

Pohutukawa Tree near the Pauatahanui Inlet and the Camborne Walkway, Paremata, Wellington, New Zealand

Pou Tangaroa Carving by Hermann Salzmann at Pukerua Bay, near Wellington. The six-meter high pou weighs over two tonnes and is carved from macrocarpa

Pukeko birds with chicks at Virginia Lake, Wanganui

Pukeko bird

Pukeko bird captured with the Sony A7RII camera using the Sony Zeiss 55mm F/1.8 lens: An example of "heavy photoshopping"!

Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve, Aorangi Forest Park, Cape Palliser, Wairarapa: Index Page

Queen Charlotte Walkway: Index Page

Queen Elizabeth luxury liner visits Wellington, New Zealand      (1)      (2)

Queen Mary 2 and Celebrity Solstice luxury liners visit Wellington on 13 March 2013

Queensland Sunset Mooloolaba Australia

Raglan Sunset

Raumati South Beach: Big waves can make it exhilarating to walk the beach at high tide

Rapaura Watergardens Coromandel Peninsula

Remarkables Mountain Queenstown: Amazing view from the top

Rhinoceros: White Rhinoceros at Hamilton Zoo

Rhododendron "Lem's Cameo" taken at Cross Hills Gardens, Kimbolton

Rhododendrons    (1)     (2)     (3)     (4)     (5)     (6)     (7)     (8)      (9)      (10)

Rhododendrons at Belmont Rhododendron Dell: Index Page

Rimutaka Hill: spectacular cloud below the top of the hill road

Rose: "Diamonds Forever" at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Wellington Botanic Garden

Rose "Loving Memory"

Rose "My Mum"  at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Wellington Botanic Garden

Rose "Tequila Sunrise"

Rotorua as seen from Rotorua Skyline on Mt Ngongotaha: Sony A7RII

Royal spoonbill birds: at Pauatahanui Inlet, near Paremata, Wellington, New Zealand

Royal spoonbill bird in flight at Pauatahanui Inlet, near Paremata, Wellington, New Zealand

Royal spoonbill bird in flight at Waimanau Lagoons, Waikanae, New Zealand

Rugby: Wellington Club Rugby Jubilee Cup Final 2013 between Tawa (26) and Oriental-Rongotai (21)

Rugby World Cup 2011: Various images showing support for the All Blacks and others

Rugby lineout in game between Avalon and Norths, 5 September 2020

Sam Hunt poem: "Of Dan and the Peacock" as seen on the Camborne Walkway  

Seagulls at Waikanae Beach

Seal on the Camborne Walkway, Paremata, near Plimmerton, Wellington   (5 Images)

Shag swimming under water to catch some small fish

Shore Plover      (1)      (2)      Rare endangered bird filmed at Plimmerton, near Mana Island, Wellington, New Zealand

Showjumping at the Horowhenua AP&I Show Equestrian Events, Levin, 19 January 2013

Showjumping at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park 7 April 2013

Smaug the Dragon at Wellington Airport, New Zealand

Solace in the wind : sculpture by Max Patte on Wellington City waterfront

Soldier's Service Book New Zealand World War II: Soldier's Pay Book

Sony A99 full frame 24mp digital camera: Amazing very high ISO bird images taken in near darkness

Sumatran Tiger at Wellington Zoo  ( Panthera tigris sumatrae )      (1)      (2)

Sun Bear Wellington Zoo

Surfing beach near Lake Ferry, South Wairarapa, New Zealand      (1)      (2)

Surfer at Paekakariki Beach, near Wellington

Swans and cygnets   (1)      (2)

Tahuna Beach Sunset Nelson  (1) : Fishermen on Tahunanui Beach Nelson during a lovely sunset

Tahuna Beach Sunset Nelson  (2) : Amazing sunset and reflections of it in a water pool

Takahe bird - a rare and critically endangered bird at Zealandia Sanctuary, Karori, Wellington

Takahe bird at Pukaha National Wildlife Centre, Mt. Bruce, Wairarapa

Takapuna Beach Auckland, mid-winter solstice swim, 21 June 2014

"The Hobbit" Movie        (1)      (2)      (3)

Tokaanu Southern Lake Taupo: Historic wharf

Tonga Rugby World Cup 2011 Pratice at Lower Hutt

Te Mata Peak Hastings

Tui bird on a Cornubia rhododendron

Tongariro River Turangi: Index Page

Tongariro River at sunset from the Major Jones Swingbridge, Turangi

Tongariro River taken as the sun was setting while on the Taupahi Reserve walk in Turangi, North Island, New Zealand

Tulips at Botanical Gardens Wellington      (1)      (2)

Waikanae River Walkway Kapiti Coast: Index Page

Waikanae River Mouth showing snow on mountains above Waikanae: captured using the Sony A7RII digital camera with the Sony FE 35mm F/2.8 lens

Wainuiomata Coast

Wairaka Walkway, Wairaka Wildlife Reserve, Pukerua Bay to Plimmerton: Index Page

Waitarere Beach, near Levin, sunsets and moonset

Water Lily      (1)      (2)      (3):   Nymphaeaceae   Nymphaea   Director  George  T. Moore

Wellington City: Index Page

Wellington City: Amazing detail captured by the Sony A7R II using the FE 55mm F/1.8 lens

Wellington City as seen from Mount Kau Kau      (1)      (2)

Wellington From The Air

Wellington Violent Storm: 21 June 2013, Petone Beach

Wellington Waterfront

Westshore Beach Napier: Morning sun and nice cloud formations

Whanganui River captured with the Sony A7RII using the Sony FE Zeiss 55mm F/1.8 lens

Whanganui River Sunset

Whitby Homes as seen from Motukaraka Point across the Pauatahanui Inlet

White Heron ("Kotuku" or "Great Egret") at Anderson Park Napier, New Zealand

White Heron in flight at Napier

White-faced heron Egretta novaehollandiae at Plimmerton, New Zealand

 (1)      (2)      (3)      (4)

White-fronted tern at Waikanae Beach, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand

White kiwi at Pukaha Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre near Masterton, New Zealand

Whitireia Park, Titahi Bay, Wellington

Wood Pigeon: Kereru

Yachts on Wellington Harbour

Zebra at Wellington Zoo

Zealandia - The Karori Sanctuary Experience, Wellington

Zealandia: Takahe, a rare and critically endangered bird, at Zealandia, the Karori Sanctuary Experience, Wellington, New Zealand

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