BARB LE LONG
Sjoerd en Ineke Osinga
RED SKY AT NIGHT: Tuesday evening's spectacular sunset over Stoke and Richmond, as seen from Princes Drive.
SHINE ON: The last of the sun's rays hit the Nelson hills on Wednesday evening. Seen from Old Coach Road near Mahana.
LIGHT FANTASTIC: This long exposure shot shows the movement of the stars in the night sky above Nelson.
WHALE OF A TIME: Paddle boarders and a kayaker venture out into the bay to catch a glimpse of a visiting orca pod near the Boulder Bank.
BENDING OVER BACKWARDS: Getting a different perspective on Nelson's coastline with a spot of yoga at Tahunanui Beach.
STORMY SKIES: Gathering clouds above Fifeshire Rock on an unseasonably gloomy day in Nelson.
PYROTECHNICS: Fireworks light up the sky above Victory Square.
FLOWER POWER: Belgrove is in bloom for the annual paeony harvest.
SEASIDE SUNSET: The sun goes down over Tahuanui Beach.
DOCK IN THE DARK: Port Nelson's iconic towers are silhouetted at sunset.
SOFA, SO GOOD: An old piece of furniture repurposed as an impromptu flowerpot at Jester House, Tasman.
STILL WATERS: A cool, calm day at Monaco.
STORMY SKIES: Sunshine breaks through gathering clouds above the Waimea Estuary.
COLOURS COLLIDE: A vivid, colourful sunset brightens the skies above Haulashore Island.
DARK ARTS: Early evening skies highlight Juan Jose Novella's sculpture at the eastern gateway to Nelson.
DAYBREAK: Trees are silhouetted against the morning sky as the sun comes up in Brightwater.
BEHIND THE WHEEL: Looking down on Nelson and the Western Ranges from the Fireball mountainbike track.
TRANQUIL: Sunshine above the distant ranges is reflected in still waters at St Peters on the Strand, Atawhai.
ART OF STONE: Artistically arranged rocks form a coastal creation at Marahau.
CLOUDBREAKER: A dazzling sunset breaks through murky grey skies above Haulashore Island.
ON THE ROCKS: Mist rolls in from the sea on Nelson's Boulder Bank.
BEACH BUDDIES: A stroll on the sand at Rabbit Island.
SPRINGTIME SUNSET: Another day comes to an end in Atahwai.
CLOUD COVER: Low tide creates faint reflections in the sand on a cloudy day Atawhai.
PERFECT PERCH: A shag takes a moment to stretch its wings in Tahunanui.
WASHED UP: A piece of driftwood on the shores of the Waimea Estuary.
WINGS OVER WAKEFIELD: A flock of seagulls in flight over Wakefield Quay in Nelson.
DOLPHINS AT DUSK: A pod of dolphins frolick in the water around the Cut on Tuesday evening.
DAYBREAK: The sun breaks through the trees on a bright and sunny winter morning in Marahau.
WHERE THE SEA MEETS THE SKY: The deep blue sea is contrasted by a colourful sunset at Cable Bay.
TRANQUILITY: Fading light creates impressive silhouettes as evening approaches at Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND: One man and his dog take a sunset stroll along Tahunanui Beach.
DAY'S END: The sun goes down over Haulashore Island, creating a colourful display in the sky and water around Rocks Rd.
BLUE FOR A BOY: Nelson's Cathedral is bathed in blue to celebrate the birth of the royal baby.
LIGHT SHOW: Queens Gardens is illuminated by a laser rainbow installation as part of the Light Nelson Festival.
DEEP PURPLE: A colourful sunset lights up the sky above Rocks Rd.
BREATHTAKING: A stunning winter sunset is reflected in calm waters around Atawhai.
CIRCLE IN THE SKY: A supersized sun creates a solar halo over Monaco.
DROP SHOT: A water droplet provides a different perspective on the wreck of the Janie Seddon at Motueka Wharf.
DRINKING BUDDIES: A group of spoonbills stop for a spot of refreshment in the Haven.
UPSIDE DOWN WORLD: A plane flying overhead is reflected in the waters of Monaco estuary.
TRICK OF THE LIGHT: A rainbow appears to bounce off the crest of a hillside on a cloudy day in Richmond.
SYMMETRY: Still waters provide a mirror image of the winter sky over the Waimea Estuary.
MOONLIGHT'S ON ART: The recent Super Moon illuminates Nelson's Dance to the Music of Time sculpture.
SPELLING IT OUT: Putting driftwood to good use on Rabbit Island Beach.
COFFEE BREAK: A perfect spot to stop on a cool, clear day in Monaco.
SUNSET SWIM: A swimmer makes their way past Fifeshire Rock as the sun goes down over Nelson.
SLICE OF HEAVEN: Sun bursts through the clouds over Tahunanui Beach.
SURF'S PUP: A dog leaps out of the water at Tahunanui Back Beach.
ENDLESS AUTUMN: Despite the wintry temperatures, autumnal colours persist around orchards in the Moutere.
PERFECT PERCH: A bird finds a resting spot at sunset on Tahunanui Beach.
DAY AND NIGHT: Sunlight is replaced by street lights as evening approaches on Windsor Drive.
FLOCK AROUND THE DOCK: Thousands of starlings fly over the Cut at Port Nelson at sunset.
SPLIT SCREEN: Blue skies are reflected in clear, calm waters on a clear day in Atawhai.
A NEW LIGHT: Photographic filters and a dramatic angle offer a different perspective on Nelson's iconic cathedral.
THROWING SHAPES: A group of friends strike a pose as the sun goes down over Tahunanui Beach.
WINTER IS COMING: The season's first sprinkling of snow covers the Kahurangi peaks as seen from Tahunanui Back Beach.
SKY SHOW: A rainbow seen from Atawhai sends a cascade of colour over Port Nelson.
ON REFLECTION: A stunning skyscape is reflected in still waters at Atawhai.
LAND AND SEA: Streetlights illuminate Nelson's coastal highway on Rocks Rd in the early evening.
COASTAL LANDMARK: The lighthouse on Nelson's Boulder Bank stands out on a crisp, cloudy day.
ON THE ROCKS: A crisp, clear day creates blue skies and blue seas at Magazine Point off Rocks Rd.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER: A huge flock of starlings swarms together above Haulashore Island at sunset.
REFLECTED GLORY: Still waters create a mirror image looking towards Nelson from Rabbit Island.
MAKING A SPLASH: A perfectly-timed shot of a pebble being thrown into the sea at Marybank, Nelson.
SEASIDE STROLL: Couples take a walk along the sands of Tahunanui Beach at sunset.
VIEW FROM THE TOP: Looking down over Stoke and Tahunanui from the top of the Barnicoat Range.
LIFE'S A BEACH: Golden sands and blue seas at Bark Bay, Abel Tasman National Park.
COASTAL HUB: A rare quiet moment at Port Nelson.
TRICK OF THE LIGHT: The setting sun causes distorted shadows to be cast on the sands of Tahunanui Beach.
AFTER THE STORM: Sunshine breaks through stormclouds over the Motueka River following Sunday's heavy weather.
GOLDEN SANDS: A surfer carries his board back to shore as the sun goes down at Tahunanui Beach.
CLOUD COVER: Evening approaches under gloomy skies on Rocks Rd.
UNDER THE BOARDWALK: Fifeshire Rock, as seen from below the fishing platform on Rocks Rd.
EARLY EVENING: Low tide at the Monaco Inlet.
ROOM WITH A VIEW: A stunning sunset provides a brilliant backdrop for this Princes Drive dining room.
LANDMARK: A closer look at Nelson's iconic Fifeshire Rock.
TAHUNA SUNSET: The sun dips below distant ranges at dusk on Tahunanui Beach.
LAND AND SEA: Waves roll in at Rabbit Island.
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE: A yacht sails past the Boulder Bank as Nelson's lighthouse is illuminated by the sunset.
ON THE ROCKS: Collecting the bounty of the sea at low tide at Magazine Point
CRIMSON CLOUDS: The sun goes down over Haulashore Island, as seen from Princes Drive.
FANTAIL IN FLIGHT: A perfectly timed shot captures a fantail in mid-flight in an Atawhai garden.
END OF THE DAY: Sunset at the Monaco Inlet
MIRROR IMAGE: Early morning mist on Lake Rotoiti.
AL FRESCO: Pakawau Beach provides the ideal spot for a picnic lunch.
PARCHED: The big dry turns hills from green to brown in Korere.
FADING LIGHT: Dusk descends on Rocks Rd.
SHINING SHORES: Not a soul in sight at Rabbit Island.
NEW DAWN, NEW DAY: Sunrise at the Centre of New Zealand.
MAKING A SPLASH: Kurt Barber executes a stylish bomb into the Hackett River.
WALKING ON WATER: Paddleboaders in the sunset at Tahunanui Beach.
SUNRISE ON THE HORIZON: Daybreak at Totaranui Beach.
MORNING MIST: Low-lying clouds and mist roll in over the Marlborough Sounds.
TRICK OF THE LIGHT: A perfectly timed shot creates a spectacular lens flare effect as the sun goes down over Ruby Bay.
RED SKY AT NIGHT: The sun goes down over Rainy River Rd, Tasman.
SUMMER IN THE CITY: Central Nelson in the sunshine, as seen from Queen Elizabeth II Drive.
COOLING OFF: Swimmers take a dip in the eel hole on the Buller River in Murchison.
ON THE WATERFRONT: Evening approaches on Rocks Rd.
SUMMER SUNSET: The sun goes down over Nelson, as seen from Fifeshire Crescent.
SPLASH N' DASH: Two children run through the surf as they head for the sea at Rabbit Island.
GALACTIC GLORY: A spectacular starry night provides an epic backdrop for a Golden Bay campfire. Thanks to Andrew-Sarah White.
JUMP TO IT: A group of friends get some air time on a sunny day at Tahunanui Beach.
WAITING GAME: Jordan Mockett-Flewellen hopes for a bite at Port Nelson.
FOLLOWING IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS: Three generations of the Fraser family take a walk on Marahau Beach.
DISTANT GLOW: Evening approaches in Atawhai as the sun sets over the horizon.
ROD SQUAD: A group of fishermen hope for a bite on Tahunanui Beach.
SKY HIGH: Early morning at Cable Bay, as seen from the window of an Air New Zealand flight.
FAMILY OUTING: Mother and ducklings go for a sunny swim on the Maitai River.
SUN, SEA AND SAND: High sun and low tide at Pohara Beach.
JUMP TO IT: Four-year-old Joshiah Early takes off as the tide comes in at Rabbit Island.
PICTURE PERFECT: A spectacular sunset provides an ideal photo opportunity on Tahaunui Beach.
MIGHTY MAITAI: Blue summer skies are reflected in the waters of the Maitai River in central Nelson.
RUGGED COASTLINE: High tide at Kina Beach.
MAGIC MOMENT: A couple take a stroll along Tahunanui Beach at sunset.
AFTER THE STORM: Dark clouds give way to clear skies and a colourful sunset at Monaco following Sunday's lightning storm.
TAKING THE PLUNGE: Youngsters cool off with a refreshing dip in Lake Rotoiti.
SUNSET SUCCESS: An angler holds up his catch at the end of a day's fishing in Tahunanui.
ANCHORS AWEIGH: Boaties leave their vessels docked at Mapua Wharf on a fine summer's day.
TOP OF THE SOUTH: The Farewell Spit Eco Tour bus stops at the northernmost point of the South Island.
CHRISTMAS PAST: An abandoned Christmas tree at the end of the festive season in Monaco.
TWILIGHT: The sun goes down over the Monaco estuary.
REFLECTED GLORY: A mirror image of a stunning sunset in the windows of Saxton Stadium, Stoke.
HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: Time and tide limit the lifespan of this coastal creation on Tahunanui Beach.
HARBOUR LIGHTS: A golden glow fills the sky as the sun sets over Nelson.
LONG WHITE CLOUDS: An epic skyscape above Rabbit Island beach.
WATER'S EDGE: Early evening at the Waimea Inlet.
SEASIDE STROLL: Locals take an early evening walk on the sands of Tahunanui Beach.
DARK DAY: The sun is dimmed by the passing moon in this view of Wednesday's solar eclipse over Nelson.
WEKA IN THE WILD: One of New Zealand's best loved native birds has taken up residence at Isel Place, Stoke.
POCKET PARK: Nelson's Queens Gardens brings the beauty of nature to the heart of the city.
CLOSE UP: A zoomed-in view of the Rocks Rd chains, with Haualshore Island in the background.
BY THE SEA: Waves roll into shore at Breakers Bay, Kaiteriteri.
FACE IN THE CLOUDS: A sky-high smile forms in the clouds above Club Waimea.
GOLDEN GLOW: Evening sunshine sparkles off the sea around Haulashore Island.
IDYLLIC: Blue skies above an early settlers' cottage in a quiet corner of Mahana.
BREATHTAKING: A stunning sunset at Wharariki Beach.
DRIVING GROWTH: Junk put to good use on the road to Rabbit Island.
ON THE WATERFRONT: Early evening at the Boathouse on Wakefield Quay, Nelson.
SAND, SEA, SKY: Picture postcard scenery at Wharariki Beach.
SLICE OF PARADISE: Spectacularly scenery surrounds the Motueka Valley Highway.
GOLDEN GLOW: Marmalade skies at sunset in Monaco.
EARLY START: A whitebaiter claims a prime spot at dawn on the Aorere River, Golden Bay.
BLOWN AWAY: Kiteboarders make the most of wind power at Tahunanui Beach.
NELSON BY NIGHT: Darkness descends on Monaco, viewed from the Honest Lawyer pub.
PURPLE HAZE: Colourful clouds at Archway Rocks on Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay.
FLOWER POWER: A patch of daisies soak up some springtime sunshine on Rocks Rd.
FLY BY NIGHT: An oystercatcher takes off on an early evening flight at Ligar Bay, Takaka.
FADING LIGHT: Evening approaches on the Buller River in Murchison.
GATHERING STORM: Ominous looking rainclouds cast a gloomy shadow over Wakefield Quay.
VIEW FROM THE TOP: Spectacular scenery from Mt Robert overlooking Lake Rotoiti and St Arnaud.
PURE SHORE: A walker takes solitary stroll on Wharariki Beach.
SNOW BLOWER: A wintry blast of snow drifts off the hills south of the causeway in Motueka.
TAKING THE PLUNGE: A kayaker goes over the falls at Maruia.
ON SONG: A Milton St bellbird in full voice.
UNDER A RAINBOW: Cloudy skies over Nelson are brightened up by a dash of colour.
MIRROR IMAGE: Reflections of Mount Arthur, as seen from the Causeway, Motueka.
MAKING THE CUT: A container ship heads out of the Cut and into the bay after a visit to Port Nelson.
STATE OF FLOW: The tide runs in at the eastern channel to the Waimea Inlet.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND: One man and his dog make the most of a golden sunset at Monaco.
CLOUDY WATER: Overcast skies are reflected in the water around Waimea Inlet.
HANDS ACROSS THE SAND: Demonstrators join hands at a renewable energy gathering on Tahunanui Beach.
SYMMETRY: Reflected glory at Lake Rotoroa.
SHADY SPOT: Quiet contemplation at Lake Rotoroa.
DAY'S END: Evening approaches as the sun goes down over Port Nelson.
WHITE WATER: Rocky rapids at the Six Mile Walkway, Matakitaki Valley, Murchison.
LAND AND SEA: Low tide on a winter's day at Monaco.
SILVER LINING: Monday evening's fog creates a spectacular scene as the sun dips below the clouds at Monaco.
ISLAND IN THE SUN: A view the front lawn of Te Puna Wai Lodge, overlooking Haulashore Island.
COOL AND CALM: A perfectly placid winter's day at Atawhai.
SHADOW PLAY: Haulashore Island is silhouetted against colourful clouds as evening approaches on Rocks Rd.
REFLECTED GLORY: Sky meets sea at Kina Beach.
BRIGHT SKIES: A rainbow adds a dash of colour to cloud cover over Lower Queen St.
DAYBREAK: Vivid colours light up the dawn sky over the wreck of the Janie Seddon at Motueka Quay.
SERENE SCENE: Still waters at Atawhai.
SUN, SEA AND SNOW: Haulashore Island and Nelson Bay against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains make up a classic Nelson winter scene.
GRAVE OUTLOOK: A view across the bay from Wakapuaka Cemetery.
WATERCOLOURS: A stunning sunset reflected in calm seas off Rocks Rd.
GOOD ANGLE: A fisherman makes the most of a low-tide opportunity at Tahunanui.
LIFE'S A BEACH: High noon at Tahunanui.
LIGHT SHOW: A spectacular sunrise over Nelson, as seen from Bells Island on May 10.
AUTUMNAL: Tree trunks cast long shadows over crispy leaves at the Botanical Reserve, Nelson.
MOONLIGHT: Another shot of the supermoon, this time lighting up Haulashore Island.
WATERBOYS: Nine-year-old Jack Munro of Nelson, left, and Tate Wayman, 11, on their raft near Mapua.
BRIGHT WATER: The setting sun sparkles on the sea around Haulashore Island.
HEARTLAND: Rolling hills and green pasture make for a classic Kiwi scene at Rainbow Station.
BIG APPLE: Blue skies and calm waters around Split Apple Rock in the Abel Tasman National Park.
SHINE ON: The rising sun appears as a bright beam of light behind the Wakefield hills.
FIRE IN THE SKY: Colours burn bright as the sun sets over Panorama Drive.
LONG WHITE CLOUD: Rolling fog settles on the sea around Sunderland Pier.
REFLECTED GLORY: Lake Rotoiti provides a mirror image of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
PURE SHORES: Not a soul in sight at Rabbit Island.
DOWN IN THE DUNES: A sea of sand at Farewell Spit, Golden Bay.
LIGHTEN UP: Sunlight casts a golden glow over the treetops at Rabbit Island.
SAND, SEA, SKY: A quiet moment on Tahunanui Beach.
SURF AND SNOW: Waves roll in to shore against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains at Rarangi Beach.
BEACH BOOT: Fascinating rock formations resemble a giant foot on Tinline Beach, Abel Tasman National Park.
WINGMAN: Glider ZK-GHD on approach for landing at Lake Station airstrip near St Arnaud.
BEACH TO THEIR OWN: Mid-morning at Paton’s Rock Beach, and the only footsteps to be seen are of a dog and its owner.
TOP OF THE WORLD: Looking down on the Wairau Valley.
JUMP TO IT: Hannah, Lucy and Tom McGowan get airborne at Lake Rotoiti.
SEA VIEW: Looking across the bay on a perfect summer's day.
GIVE US A WAVE: Alex Mallory tries to avoid some wild water on Rocks Rd at high tide.
TAKE A SEAT: Two cricket fans bring the sofa home from Saxton Oval after watching the Volts vs Stags match in comfort.
SIGN OF THE TIMES: Making the best of a bad situation on Tahunanui Drive.
SWIMMING IN THE RAIN: Making the most of the floods on the Brightwater school tennis courts.
SYMMETRY: The Monaco estuary provides a mirror image of a spectacular sunset.
SHEPHERD'S WARNING: Early morning whitebaiters are greeted by crimson skies over the Aorere River.
CONCRETE CANVAS: Illuminated illusion as Nelson's Church Steps come to life for the Piki Mai audio visual installation.
GLORIOUS: Princes Drive makes a convincing case for the best sunset viewing spot in the region.
FADING LIGHT: The sun sets behind distant hills at Ligar Bay.
FOUND A FLOUNDER: A Ligar Bay seagull returns to shore with a freshly caught fish.
REFLECTED GLORY: Snow, sky and scenery mirrored in the waters of Nelson Lakes National Park.
BLUE MOON: A bright full moon sets behind a snow-capped Mt Arthur.
DEAD CALM: Barely a ripple at the Mariri/Kina Inlet.
WINTER WONDERLAND: Snow sprinkled scenery at Pangatotara, Motueka valley.
HOLD TIGHT: A lucky toddler goes for a spin in a Golden Bay garden.
LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A staircase of rooftops ascends along Princes Drive.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Living life on the edge at Lake Rotoiti.
ON THE ROCKS: Nelson's famous coastal highway.
FADE TO GREY: Gathering clouds move in to mask the setting sun at Whakatu Drive near Saxton Rd.
TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING: The setting sun fades to a dim glow over distant ranges, as seen from Boulder Bank Drive.
SUPERMOON: The largest full moon in 19 years shines over Haulashore Island.
A RISE ON THE HORIZON: Sunrise at Farewell Spit.
TRANQUILITY: A calm and clear day at the Saltwater Baths, Motueka.
SUMMER DAWN: The start of another hot sunny day in Mapua.
TAKING THE PLUNGE: Backflipping off Mapua Wharf is the cool way to cool off this summer.
FABULOUS FIFESHIRE: Nelson's coastal landmark strikes a stunning sillhouette against the late afternoon sun.
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