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In its native Maori tongue New Zealand is called “Aotearoa”, meaning “Land of the Long White Cloud”.  And it’s not hard to see why.  Look at satellite pictures of New Zealand and you’ll see two long skinny islands with a smaller dot of land below, defined by a backbone of mountains running almost the length of the country.  If you can see the mountains beneath the long line of white cloud that is. The Southern Alps that form the spine of New Zealand sit abreast the… READ MORE >

Castle Hill, Arthurs Pass, South Island, New Zealand

Those of us who have been born and raised in this wonderful country – colloquially titled “Godzone”, as well as many who have traveled here at a later stage – often to remain, are already convinced of the wonders this distinctive nation offers.  For me, it is a feeling that is reinforced every time I arrive home after a trip away.  But never more so than when I have the opportunity to return to the South Island and my true “home of homes” – the peaks… READ MORE >


If you are a regular follower of Chris’s work you will no doubt be aware that he spends much of his time in exotic regions of the world seeing and photographing sights and experiences most of us only dream about… But what about the lucky few who get to join him? I was recently in touch with one of the guests from Chris’s (September) Wildlight Safari through Botswana and felt I just had to share his imagery and comments here. His shots are amazing!! Take a… READ MORE >


Journeys Unforgettable, a destination specialist who has a heart and passion for Africa and her homeland, offers travelers a very unique and specific opportunity to venture outside the jungles, deserts, and savannas for a “polar opposite” experience. Each year, Journeys Unforgettable privately charters an ice breaker to circumnavigate the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. Svalbard is the northernmost tip of Europe with its settlements also being the northernmost permanently inhabited spots on the planet!  Located between the 76° and 81° parallels, the archipelago of Svalbard is far more… READ MORE >

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  “Join renowned travel photographer Chris McLennan on a Photo Tour of the stunning Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk from the 22nd to the 27th of April 2013.  Currently on sale for only NZ$2,900 per person.  Includes 5 nights accommodation, meals, wine and drinks with dinner, fully guided walk, pack transportation, all transfers…” And of course excellent photographic tuition by one of New Zealand’s best photographers! See the best of New Zealand while improving your photography skills in one of this country’s most photogenic National Parks. For… READ MORE >

Giraffe at sunrise, Mashutu, Botswana, Africa

This is a video of some of my favourite shots from my recent Photo Tour to Botswana and South Africa with Journey’s Unforgettable.  We had a great group on board and all came away having captured some amazing new wildlife images and enjoyed some very special experiences together. Seeing a mother Cheetah with her family of five adolescent cubs, watching a lion stalk and chase down a leopard within metres of our truck, and witnessing the magnificence of the Great White Sharks as they breach upon… READ MORE >


“Not far from Rotorua lies Te Urewera National Park, one of New Zealand’s 14 national parks and boasting the largest remaining stand of native forest in the North Island.  The jewel of Te Urewera is the stunning Lake Waikaremoana, named by the Maori to mean ‘sea of rippling waters’. A good way to experience the park is to hike the Lake Waikaremoana Track.  With huts scattered along 46 kms of trail winding around the scenic shoreline, a guided option provided by Walking Legends means you don’t… READ MORE >

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