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An aerial view of a small Irish island.
Laying dog
Calm between storms
The Taj Mahal
A top down view of McDermott's Castle, Ireland
A street vendor for traditional medicine
A Hint of Heaven
Tent
Jeep Reflections
green door
Butterfly fairy
Lost in Wanaka
White-tailed Kite in its Domain
See you later, Alligator!
Spiritual traveling - Modern pilgrimage in an ancient pilgrimage site on Station Island, Ireland.
Kitagawa's first
Look At Me
Milky way over Spider Lake
An aerial view of James Price Point, Western Australia.
An abstract aerial view of Broome, Western Australia.
Isla San Lucas's Crumbling Jetty
Queen's head
Taytacha de los Temblores
17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Lost in Wanaka

Wanaka is believed to be named after a chief, Ō-Anake or Ō-Anaka, but it may also be from the word Wānaka which is a South Island form of wānanga, meaning sacred knowledge or a place of learning. Gigantic glaciers created the neighbouring lakes of Hawea and Wanaka over 10,000 years ago. The joining point of those glaciers is now a kilometre-wide expanse of land named the Neck.

TAGS: Lake, New Zealand

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© Giacomo d'Orlando.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2019
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 27, 2019, 9:59 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 85mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1250
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: ISO50
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PHOTO LOCATION Wanaka, New Zealand