“Stunning Photos Capture One Man’s 40-Day Trip Across New Zealand”

Wow – good stuff. As if I didn’t want to visit NZ badly enough already…

Florian Wenzel New Zealand Travel Photography

German photographer Florian Wenzel recently spent 40 days traveling through New Zealand, taking in its gorgeous landscape. Wenzel not only returned home with unforgettable memories, but a set of breathtaking photographs that demonstrate why New Zealand is a photographer’s paradise.

Wenzel’s voyage was inspired by photographers he met while traveling through Iceland, who regaled him with stories of New Zealand’s diverse landscape. From glaciers and fjords to mountains and beaches, the country has an unparalleled environment for landscape photography. And with about one-third of the country acting as a protected park, it’s an opportunity to see nature in its purest form. Making up a traveler’s visual diary, Wenzel’s photographs also feature some of the kindred souls he met throughout the course of his trip. It’s a reminder that traveling isn’t just the places you visit, but the people you meet.

Wenzel moved from Mt. Taranki on New Zealand’s North Island all the way down south to Milford Sound, a site that Rudyard Kipling once pronounced “the eighth wonder of the world.” Filled with marine life and waterfalls, and surrounded by rainforest, it’s a site that attracts upwards of 1 million visitors a year. But through Wenzel’s lens, it remains a mysterious and majestic beauty untouched by time.

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