Photo of the week: Winter tramping in Kahurangi National Park

Department of Conservation —  05/08/2015

DOC Solicitor, Mike Bodie, captured this photo last week while tramping along Mount Patriarch ridge in Kahurangi National Park.

Tramper on 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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3 responses to Photo of the week: Winter tramping in Kahurangi National Park

  1. 
    Caraline Abbott 05/08/2015 at 11:38 am

    Great shot Mike. Keep snapping! I like seeing what you get up to on your days off!

  2. 

    Sundog – love it, I’ll have to remember that one. Great shot.

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      I’d never heard of a sundog either. Now I’m seeing them in photographs all over the place. Great photo Mike.