Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Surat Bay

Surat Bay, Catlins, Southland, New Zealand, Copyright Chris Gregory 2012

Surat Bay, Catlins Region, Southland, New Zealand

Surat Bay on the Catlins coast in Southland has one of the most beautiful unspoiled beaches in New Zealand. The bay is named after a 1,000 ton immigrant sailing ship that became wrecked here in 1874 after striking rocks further south along the coast. No lives were lost. The wide golden sandy expanse at low tide acts like a mirror as the breaking waves recede and leave a glassy  surface that reflects the sky and view in the distance beyond.  It is also one of the favourite resting areas for sea lions that come here from their breeding grounds in the Auckland Islands south of New Zealand. Click on the image for a larger view.

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