Okarito and the Wild West Coast

 

Okarito

Okarito was the setting for a photography workshop in May 2019 run by leading landscape photographer Andris Apse.  The focus was on mood and light.  There were 12 students eager to learn from the master photographer.

 

Okarito and surrounding areas (click to enlarge)

The small township of Okarito, with its combination of rainforest, wetland, beach, lagoon and proximity to the Southern Alps, is a rich source of photographic opportunites.

 

Sunrise over the Okarito Lagoon

 

Okarito Lagoon

 

Wood Pigeon (Kereru)

 

White Heron (Kotuku), Okarito’s iconic bird

 

Okarito Boat Shed

 

Kahikatea in the mist, Lake Mapourika

 

 

Lake Mapourika

 

Lake Mapourika and Southern Alps

 

Andris sharing his knowledge

 

 

Sunrise on Okarito Beach

 

The wild Tasman from Okarito

 

 

 

Canadian geese in formation

 

Oystercatcher

 

Remnants of the old wharf, Okarito

 

Okarito Boat Shed

 

Old school house, Okarito

 

Mt Tasman (left) and Aoraki Mt Cook (right)

As we drove away from Okarito, our glimpse of New Zealand’s tallest mountains  behind the trees ended a weekend of great stimulation and learning.

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Okarito and the Wild West Coast

  1. Wow Annette!
    Absolutely stunning photos, capturing perfectly the essence of Okarito. You have brought back so many happy memories of our times spent there. Inspired me to go again. Thank you for sharing. You have such a talent.

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