Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands in northern New Zealand consists of a system of transgressed river valleys. Today only the highest elevations peak through the sea-level as islands and compose the ria-coast that is surrounded by fringing reefs. In total more than 150 of these islands stretch along the 800 km long coastline. During the last ice age the area was geologically extremely active. Twenty nowadays extinct volcanoes of this period can still be seen today.
February 2002
Pentax MZ-5, Pentax 28mm, f/22, 1/4sec, Kodak Ektachrome E6, ISO 100, polarization filter, tripod