Wharariki Beach is on the west of Cape Farewell, the northernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand. The track to the beach travels over farm paddocks and through a section of coastal forest, before arriving a the beautiful windswept coast.
I planned my visit for late afternoon and low tide hoping that would give me the best shooting conditions. I got there a few hours before sunset which let me scout the location and walk the length of the beach. This is a truly spectacular coastline, featuring caverns, islands, and enormous sand dunes.
This image is of the Archway Islands. The low tide provided me with wet sand in the foreground ground and reflected the island. As the sun dipped down behind the cloud in the distance the colours in the sky went off and I got this image. I did stay for another half hour after this shot was taken but the colour faded quickly after the sun dropped over the horizon.
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