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New Zealand Dotterel.

New Zealand Dotterel.

The New Zealand dotterel is a familiar bird of sandy east coast beaches in the northern North Island, but is sparsely distributed around much of the rest of the country. There are two widely separated subspecie... More

Kingfisher.

Kingfisher.

Kingfisher (kōtare).Our sacred kingfisher or kōtare is a cousin of the kookaburra in Australia. It’s ancestors flew here from Australia around 10,000 years ago..Don’t be fooled by the kingfisher’s name, because... More

Whangarei Marina. NZ

Whangarei Marina. NZ

Berth your boat in Whangarei Harbour's unique marina right in the centre of town. .Hop off the boat and get a great cup of coffee or cool beer at one of the quayside restaurants and cafes. Stroll over to the sw... More

Pied Shag.NZ

Pied Shag.NZ

Pied shags mainly inhabit coastal habitats about much of New Zealand. Adults have the crown, back of the neck, mantle, rump, wings, thighs and tail black, although on close inspection the upper wing coverts are... More

Langs Beach. Northland NZ

Langs Beach. Northland NZ

Langs Beach is a lovely surf beach, with lovely pohutukawa trees along the edge. There are toilets and a change shed at the southern end of beach, in the car parking area. Langs Beach is just a few minutes’ dri... More

New Zealand Dotterel.

New Zealand Dotterel.

The New Zealand dotterel is a familiar bird of sandy east coast beaches in the northern North Island, but is sparsely distributed around much of the rest of the country. There are two widely separated subspecie... More

All Saints' Church (Anglican). Dargiville

All Saints' Church (Anglican). Dargiville

The church continues to be used for worship, as well as for life cycle events such as weddings and funerals.

Old church, Otuhianga Road, Matakohe, NZ

Old church, Otuhianga Road, Matakohe, NZ

This church...started life as a place of Anglican worship for a group of Te Rarawa, who had migrated to Parirau to find work in the nearby gumfields and forests... Known as Zion Church, it was the second Ang... More

Mangawhai Heads anchorage. NZ

Mangawhai Heads anchorage. NZ

Mangawhai, also known as Mangawhai Heads, is nestled between the Pacific coast and rolling farmland. You’re offered a choice of seaside experiences here – a surf beach on one side and safe harbour beaches on th... More

Mr Red Gurnard.

Mr Red Gurnard.

Gurnards are very distinctive bottom-living fish with large heads and eyes. The head is protected by large bony plates and strong spines. The lower three rays of the pectoral fins are separate, finger-like proc... More

Waipu Cove. Beam Bay.
Beach access Bream Bay.NZ

Beach access Bream Bay.NZ

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Oyster catcher.

Oyster catcher.

The variable oystercatcher is a familiar stocky coastal bird with a long, bright orange bill, found around much of New Zealand. They are often seen in pairs probing busily for shellfish along beaches or in estu... More

Pukeko NZ

Pukeko NZ

Pūkeko is the New Zealand name for the purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio). There are many subspecies of purple swamphen...The subspecies found in New Zealand (Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus) is thought to hav... More

The Avenue of the Stars And the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade...

The Avenue of the Stars And the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade...

The Avenue of the Stars and the Promenade that runs along the tip of Kowloon's waterfront, is one of Hong Kong's most spectacular walks. It offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Hong Kong skyline an... More

Glenelg Jetty (The Pier) Adelaide.

Glenelg Jetty (The Pier) Adelaide.

Glenelg Jetty (The Pier).The 381 metre Jetty was built in 1859. Iin 1873 the lighthouse that was situated at the end of the jetty caught on fire, completely destroying it. Then in April 1948 Glenelg was hit by ... More

Buskers. Rundle Mall  Adelaide.

Buskers. Rundle Mall Adelaide.

Street performance or busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities. In many countries the rewards are generally in the form of money but other gratuities such as food, drink or gifts may be ... More

Adelaide. Autumn walk.

Adelaide. Autumn walk.

Avenue (landscape), a straight route with a line of trees or large shrubs running along each side

Left and right channel  markers

Left and right channel markers

Channel Markers .These show well-established channels and indicate port (left) and starboard (right) sides of the channels...Port marks .A red can shape. At night, a red flashing light may be shown. ..Starboard... More

Boating Whangarei Harbour.

Boating Whangarei Harbour.

Whangarei Harbour is a large harbour on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand...The harbour stretches from Whangarei City, and the termination of the Hātea River, south east around the Onerahi penin... More

Whangarei Heads. Northland NZ

Whangarei Heads. Northland NZ

Whangarei Heads is a locality and promontory on the northern side of the Whangarei Harbour in Northland, New Zealand. Whangarei is 29 km to the north-west, and Ocean Beach is 8 km to the south-east, with Taurik... More

Moto X rider.

Moto X rider.

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FLORETGRACHT General Cargo

FLORETGRACHT General Cargo

IMO: 9507611.MMSI: 246614000.Call Sign: PBNS.Flag: Netherlands (NL).AIS Type: Cargo.Gross Tonnage: 8620.Deadweight: 12067 t.Length × Breadth: 138m × 20m.Year Built: 2012.Status: Active

Tug Tamaki Auckland. NZ

Tug Tamaki Auckland. NZ

TAMAKI.Tug . ..IMO: 7226550.AIS Type: Tug.Gross Tonnage: 221.Deadweight: 340 t.Length × Breadth: 29.67m × 8.97m.Year Built: 1972.Status: Active

Dawn Whangarei Harbour. NZ

Dawn Whangarei Harbour. NZ

Whangarei Harbour is a large harbour on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand...The harbour stretches from Whangarei City, and the termination of the Hātea River, south east around the Onerahi penin... More

Trams in Melbourne. Aust.

Trams in Melbourne. Aust.

Yarra Trams is the trading name of the Melbourne tram network, which is owned by VicTrack and which is leased to Yarra Trams by Public Transport Victoria on behalf of the Victorian State Government. The current... More

Geelongs waterfront Carousel.

Geelongs waterfront Carousel.

Geelong’s beautiful waterfront carousel is truly one of the jewels of Geelong; it is one of the “must see” attractions for any visitor to our magnificent city. Proudly overlooking the harbour with spectacular v... More

The red channel marker.

The red channel marker.

These show well-established channels and indicate port (left) and starboard (right) sides of the channels.

MV Southern Trader.

MV Southern Trader.

SOUTHERN TRADER.Container Ship .. .IMO: 9167459.MMSI: 564599000.Call Sign: S6TJ.Flag: Singapore (SG).AIS Type: Cargo.Gross Tonnage: 9422.Deadweight: 13058 t.Length × Breadth: 145m × 23m.Year Built: 1... More

The sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

The sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

In the 19th century, Scottish shepherds came to work on the pastoral runs of the eastern South Island. The high country could not have been farmed successfully without the border collies they brought with them.... More

Boat Harbour Apollo Bay

Boat Harbour Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. It is situated on the eastern side of Cape Otway, along the edge of the Barham River and on the Great Ocean Road, in the Colac Otway Shire.

Scallop shell on the sands.

Scallop shell on the sands.

Scallop is a common name that is primarily applied to any one of numerous species of saltwater clams or marine bivalve mollusks in the taxonomic family Pectinidae, the scallops.

Roadside Russell lupins

Roadside Russell lupins

Lupinus polyphyllus (large-leaved lupine, big-leaved lupine, many-leaved lupine or, primarily in cultivation, garden lupin) is a species of lupine (lupin) native to western North America from southern Alaska an... More

Alien on the beach.

Alien on the beach.

Whelk is a common name that is applied to various kinds of sea snail, many of which have historically been used, or are still used, by humans and other animals for food.

The shopping arcade.

The shopping arcade.

Rich in history and architecturally splendid, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) occupies an entire block on Sydney's George Street, and has over 180 of Sydney's finest fashion boutiques, jewellery shops and hom... More

Sole parting company.

Sole parting company.

Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide. It can be produced at manufacturing scales ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry...People use ... More

Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Opera House.

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the facility is adjacent ... More

The back paddock.

The back paddock.

A paddock has two primary meanings in different parts of the English-speaking world. In Canada, the USA and UK, a paddock is a small enclosure used to keep horses. The most common design provides an area for ex... More

Tug boat at work.

Tug boat at work.

KOTA LESTARI.. .. ..IMO: 9628348..MMSI: 563265000..Call Sign: 9V2116..Flag: Singapore (SG)..AIS Type: Cargo - Hazard A (Major)..Gross Tonnage: 41678..Deadweight: 51822 t..Length × Breadth: 266m × 32m..Year Buil... More

Lake Tekapo NZ

Lake Tekapo NZ

Lake Tekapo is about three hours drive south-west of Christchurch in the Mackenzie Basin. The township faces north across the remarkable turquoise coloured lake to the mountainous drama of the Southern Alps. La... More

Moeraki Boulders Otago NZ.

Moeraki Boulders Otago NZ.

The Moeraki Boulders are geological marvels, exposed by erosion of sedimentary rocks laid down from 65 to 13 million years ago. They are formed by the gradual precipitation of calcite in mudstone over 4 million... More

Bollard figure Geelong.

Bollard figure Geelong.

Artist Jan Mitchell was commissioned by the City of Geelong to transform reclaimed timber pylons into whimsical works of art. There are over a hundred along the Bollard Trail around the Geelong waterfront.

Kea Alpine parrot

Kea Alpine parrot

The New Zealand kea is an endemic parrot found in the South Island's alpine environments...Kea are a protected species. They are rated as one of the most intelligent birds in the world. ..To survive in the hars... More

Ferry  boats. Auckland. NZ

Ferry boats. Auckland. NZ

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SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE Container Ship

SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE Container Ship

SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE.Container Ship ...IMO: 9319583.MMSI: 304788000.Call Sign: V2QN2.Flag: Antigua Barbuda (AG).AIS Type: Cargo - Hazard A (Major).Gross Tonnage: 6701.Deadweight: 8200 t.Length × Breadth: 133m... More

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Vic Aust.

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Vic Aust.

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, also known as the Point Lonsdale Signal Station, is close to the township of Point Lonsdale in the Borough of Queenscliffe, Victoria, Australia. It stands at the eastern end of the Be... More

Ports of Auckland NZ (Sun Princess))

Ports of Auckland NZ (Sun Princess))

The Auckland waterfront (rarely the Auckland harbourfront) is a city-side stretch of the southern Waitemata Harbour coastline in Auckland City, New Zealand. Previously mostly dominated by Ports of Auckland uses... More

Split Point Lighthouse

Split Point Lighthouse

Originally called Eagles Nest Point, the lighthouse was constructed in 1891. It was converted to automatic operation in 1919...The original British-made first order Fresnel lens is still in use.[1] However, the... More

The Robey Traction Engine.

The Robey Traction Engine.

Robert Robey started business in 1854, manufacturing portable steam engines and thrashing machines. His range of agricultural equipment rapidly expanded; in the Great Exhibition of 1862 "fixed engines, traction... More

Cap that!

Cap that!

A baseball cap is a type of soft cap with a rounded crown and a stiff peak projecting in front. The front of the cap typically contains designs or logos of sports teams (namely baseball teams, or names of relev... More

Flinders St Stn Melbourne.

Flinders St Stn Melbourne.

Flinders Street railway station is a railway station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, Australia. It serves the entire metropolitan rail network. Backing onto the city reach of the Ya... More

Port  Stephens. NSW Aust.

Port Stephens. NSW Aust.

Port Stephens, an open youthful tide dominated drowned valley estuary, is a large natural harbour of approximately 134 square kilometres (52 sq mi) located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia

Singapore Cityscape.

Singapore Cityscape.

Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial centre with a tropical climate and multicultural population. In circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha’s Tooth Relic Tem... More

The River Merchant Sculpture. Singapore.

The River Merchant Sculpture. Singapore.

This group of sculptures is another piece of Aw Tee Hong’s creations. Its shows the prominent merchant of the early days, Scottish Alexandre Laurie Johnston, negotiating with a Chinese trader and a Malay chief,... More

Coops Shot Tower Melbourne.

Coops Shot Tower Melbourne.

Coop's Shot Tower is a shot tower located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Australia. It was completed in 1888 and is 50 metres high. The historic building was saved from demolition in 1973 and was incorporat... More

Sperm Whale diving.

Sperm Whale diving.

These animals are widespread around the world, but have a patchy distribution. They prefer deep water (>200m) and so are usually found offshore and in areas with submarine canyons, such as Kaikoura, where sperm... More

Adelaide. Rundle Mall's bronze pigs

Adelaide. Rundle Mall's bronze pigs

Rundle Mall is home to a bronze sculpture of a group of life-sized pigs, officially known as 'A Day Out' by Marguerite Derricourt. The sculpture is landmark 3 on the Rundle Mall Discovery Trail...The four pigs... More

Adelaide Cityscape.

Adelaide Cityscape.

Adelaide is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying expansive collections inc... More

Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats in Adelaide.

Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats in Adelaide.

In the heart of Adelaide, a must for the visitor or family outing are the paddleboats. These boats are fast and easy to paddle and are a fun way to enjoy the River Torrens. Hire of paddle boats is available nex... More

Spotted shag.

Spotted shag.

The spotted shag or parekareka (Stictocarbo punctatus) is a species of cormorant endemic to New Zealand. Originally classified as Phalacrocorax punctatus, it is sufficiently different in appearance from typical... More

The yellow iris.

The yellow iris.

The word Iris means rainbow. Iris is the flower of the Greek goddess Iris who is the messenger of Love. In the language of flowers Iris symbolizes eloquence...Siberian IrisIrises are wonderful garden plants. Th... More

Sydney Skyline.

Sydney Skyline.

One of the most spectacular things about Syndey is its Skyline. While on a ferry to any of the outer islands, you'll be graced with these spectacular views.

Food vendor Mongkok.HK

Food vendor Mongkok.HK

EATING FOOD IN MONGKOK..Hong Kong people love their food and there are a massive range of choices of dining and snacking available in Mongkok. As one of the main shopping destinations in Hong Kong it is where p... More

The ploughing match.

The ploughing match.

A ploughing match is a contest between men who each plough part of a field. Nowadays there are usually classes for horse-drawn ploughs and for tractor ploughing. Points are awarded for straightness and neatness... More

A pair of Waratahs.

A pair of Waratahs.

Waratah..An erect shrub which can grow to 4 metres, with dark green leathery leaves from 13 to 25 cm in length..The beautiful flowers are actually individual flowers grouped in rounded heads from 7 to 10 cm in ... More

African daisy (Osteospermum)

African daisy (Osteospermum)

Native to South Africa, African daisy (Osteospermum) delights gardeners with a profusion of brightly colored flowers throughout the long summer blooming season. This tough plant tolerates drought, poor soil and... More

Sydney Australia.

Sydney Australia.

Surrounded by hundreds of kilometres of shoreline, national parks and historic sites, the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour are synonymous with the NSW capital city. Alive with the movement of ferries, yachts ... More

Koi Carp.

Koi Carp.

Koi fish is domesticated version of common carp. This fish is most famous by its beautiful colors that have been created via selective breeding. There are over 20 different varieties of koi fish that differ in ... More

The Paoay Church (also known as the St. Augustine Church )

The Paoay Church (also known as the St. Augustine Church )

The Paoay Church (also known as the St. Augustine Church ) is a historical church located in the town of Paoay in Ilocos Norte, Philippines..Construction of the Paoay Church was started by the Augustinian friar... More

Painted Ladies San Francisco.

Painted Ladies San Francisco.

One of the most photographed locations in San Francisco, Alamo Square's famous "postcard row" at Hayes and Steiner Streets is indeed a visual treat. A tight, escalating formation of Victorian houses is back-dro... More

HARMONY ACE Vehicles Carrier

HARMONY ACE Vehicles Carrier

Panama Vehicles Carrier. .IMO: 9047996.MMSI: 357376000.Call Sign: H3QA.Flag: Panama (PA).AIS Type: Cargo.Gross Tonnage: 47519.Deadweight: 14110 t.Length × Breadth: 180m × 32.2m.Year Built: 1992.Status: Active

River boats Bangkok.

River boats Bangkok.

A cruise along the legendary Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand, and some canals on the Thon Buri side is the most pleasant way to explore the city once dubbed "Venice of the East" The majestic charm of the C... More

Surf boards for hire Waikiki.

Surf boards for hire Waikiki.

So, there are a lot of options on surfboard rentals on Waikiki beach. Lots of spots right on the beach actually, so why would you go anywhere else.

The Golden Gate Bridge.

The Golden Gate Bridge.

A world famous landmark..Soon after its completion the Golden Gate Bridge already enjoyed worldwide fame, not only because the bridge was breaking records, but also thanks to the elegant Art Deco design of the ... More

The Counrty Show.

The Counrty Show.

The Clydesdale is a breed of draught horse derived from the farm horses of Clydesdale, Scotland, and named after that region. Although originally one of the smaller breeds of draught horses, it is now a tall breed.

Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

The Queen Victoria Building has been described by Pierre Cardin as "the most beautiful shopping centre in the world". This outstanding example of Byzantine architecture, which occupies an entire city block, was... More

Autumn twirled.

Autumn twirled.

Autumn leaves

Big round hay bales.

Big round hay bales.

Farmers who need to make large amounts of hay are likely to choose balers which produce much larger bales, maximizing the amount of hay which is protected from the elements. Large bales come in two types, round... More

Hagley Park Christchurch.NZ

Hagley Park Christchurch.NZ

Hagley Park is the largest urban open space in Christchurch, New Zealand, and was created in 1855 by the Provincial Government.

Boat Marina Queenscliffe. Vic.

Boat Marina Queenscliffe. Vic.

Queenscliff Harbour is located near the eastern end of Wharf Street and consists of several wharves which are home to a number of fishing fleets. A retail strip including a selection of cafes and restaurants ov... More

Ports of Auckland.

Ports of Auckland.

Ports of Auckland Limited, the successor to the Auckland Harbour Board, is the Council-owned company administering Auckland's commercial freight and cruise ship harbour facilities

Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge.

Once called "the bridge that couldn't be built," today it is one the seven wonders of the modern world. This magnificent span, perhaps San Francisco's most famous landmark, opened in 1937 after a four-year stru... More

The Queenscliff Pier and Lifeboat Complex

The Queenscliff Pier and Lifeboat Complex

The Queenscliff Pier and Lifeboat Complex is of historical significance for its associations with the lifeboat service, the sea pilot service, the famous bay ferries and paddle steamers. Queenscliff Pier, built... More

Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry. Vic Australia.

Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry. Vic Australia.

Queenscliff – Sorrento Ferry Service..The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service links Melbourne’s most magnificent coastal regions: the Bellarine Peninsula and Mornington Peninsul... More

Urban Duck.(Mallard)

Urban Duck.(Mallard)

One of hundreds of ducks uploaded to flickr each week.

Buoy and rope.
Dunedin Railway Station.

Dunedin Railway Station.

This building perhaps embodies Dunedin's wealthy inheritance. During the city's most prosperous years this railway station was the country's busiest, handling up to 100 trains each day...Though there have been ... More

Seasons colours.

Seasons colours.

Seasons are periods in a year marked by specific weather conditions, temperatures and length of day. Most modern day calendars around the world divide the year in 4 seasons: spring, summer, fall (autumn) and winter.

Moeraki  Boulders. NZ

Moeraki Boulders. NZ

The boulders are grey-coloured septarian concretions, which have been eroded out by wave action from the cliffs of soft, black mudstone that back the beach. In places, partially exposed concretions can be seen ... More

Oreti  Adele.Dahila

Oreti Adele.Dahila

Dahlia 'Oreti Adele', a Formal Decorative dahlia hybrid introduced in 2001 by W. Jack of New Zealand. It grows to around 1.2m tall.

Under the done.

Under the done.

The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is located in the city centre of Christchurch, New Zealand. It is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch and seat of the Bishop of Christchurch.

Auckland Skyline. NZ

Auckland Skyline. NZ

Auckland is a city of volcanoes, with the ridges of lava flows forming its main thoroughfares and its many cones providing islands of green within the sea of suburbs. As well as being by far the largest, it’s a... More

Crisom winged parrot.

Crisom winged parrot.

The Red-winged parrot is typically about 30 to 33 cm (12–13 in) in length. Both sexes have bright red wings and a bright green body. The male birds have a black nape, lower blue back and rump with a yellow tip ... More

Lines in the Sands.

Lines in the Sands.

Peter Donnelly aka The Sandman is one of Brighton's treasures. He can often be found on the beach, below the Pier, at low tide, weaving his magic on the sand. He is currently exploring options for the walls of... More

Washington K88. NZR.

Washington K88. NZR.

The NZR K class of 1877 was the first example of American-built locomotives to be used on New Zealand's railways. Their success coloured locomotive development in New Zealand until the end of steam.. K88 "Washi... More

Douglas DC-3 MOTAT Auckland.

Douglas DC-3 MOTAT Auckland.

The Douglas DC-3..The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner. Its speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Wikipedia..Wingspan: 29 m..Weight: 7,650 kg..Length: 20 m..... More

MV Freshwater. Sydney.

MV Freshwater. Sydney.

MV Freshwater is the lead ship of four Freshwater class ferries[2] that operate the Manly ferry service between Circular Quay and Manly on Sydney Harbour. The ferry is owned by the Government of New South Wales... More

Liverpool Echo.

Liverpool Echo.

Trusses of soft salmon pink festoon this tall growing shrub rose. The buds opening are perfect for posy's and the vase. healthy with mid green foliage compliments this rose well.

Burma Star.

Burma Star.

“Burma Star” rose named for veterans who fought in the conflict in Burma during WW2