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Last month we visited New Zealand.

According to Wikipedia, New Zealand is the last country discovered by humans.  We got that feeling starting with the flight alone. It’s 18+ hours from the east coast of the United States. And as the plane approached it was clear to us that we have never seen a place like this before.

The country largely speaking is made up of the north island and the south island.

The north is a result of volcanic activity while the south island is a result of glacial activity. The north and south landscape couldn’t look more different and yet it’s all one proud country with a distinct Māori culture and such wonderful people.

I am so grateful we were able to make this trip as a family. It was our first trip to New Zealand but hopefully not our last.

More photographs here.

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These photographs were shot on Kodak Portra film with a Mamiya 7ii and a Leica MP. All images processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab in California.