DOC Solicitor, Mike Bodie, captured this photo last week while tramping along Mount Patriarch ridge in Kahurangi National Park.
While walking above the snowline this tramper was spotted contrasted against a sundog, a bright, luminous atmospheric phenomenon caused by the sun.
Created in 1996, Kahurangi is one of New Zealand’s newest national parks and is also the second largest.
Translated, Kahurangi has a number of meanings including ‘treasured possession’, an apt description for such a beautiful place.
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