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Photos of Manggarai Warrior Caci Whip Fights in Flores, Indonesia

Indonesia is an incredible archipelago containing thousands of islands, hundreds of volcanoes, tribes, dialects, and cultures. After exploring Java, Bali, and Lombok, I traveled to Flores where I witnessed something truly unexpected.

Photographing the Epic Beauty of New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is known for its picturesque landscapes, breathtaking high peak alps, and ever-changing weather. It is a world heritage for its untouched wilderness, clear night skies, and adventure tourism. After traveling through the North Island, it was time for me to jump south.

This Gorgeous 10-Second Milky Way Photo Was Shot Hand-Held

In an attempt to one-up photographer Aurel Manea, who shot these hand-held Milky Way photos with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II last week, New Zealand photographer Jonathan Usher took his own EM-1 II out for a hand-held long exposure. That's how he shot this unbelievable image: a hand-held 10 second exposure of the Milky Way.

This Photographer Travelled Across New Zealand with a Gandalf Costume

What better way to explore the far reaches of New Zealand ... uhh, I mean Middle Earth... than with Tolkien's Gandalf as your guide? That's what photographer Akhil Suhas was thinking when, while planning his 6-month trip across the country after university, he packed a Gandalf costume... just for fun.

Beautiful Candid Photos Capture the Joys of a Tech Free Childhood

Mother and talented photographer Niki Boon has chosen to raise her kids totally tech free: no Netflix, no iPads, just 10 acres of coast-side property in New Zealand to explore. And she's been capturing their unusual upbringing on camera in stunning candid photos.

Shooting Wet Plate Collodion Portraits with 12,000Ws of Studio Lighting

This is a story about a collaboration to overcome 19th century technology problems using 21st century technology to produce well lit portraits.

Luke White and I, Paul Alsop, are two English photographers living in New Zealand who came together in 2014 to make wet plate collodion portraits.

The Magic of Winning a National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

In 2013, my then-girlfriend Martina and I were in Queenstown, New Zealand at the end of a two-month trip. The evening before our journey back home, we went out for a walk, absorbing the magical streets.

At one point in the stroll, my attention was drawn to a busking pianist on the Marine Parade. The music was so amazing, and we lingered for a few minutes just listening to the man play and observing the quiet and melancholy scene (even though we needed to start packing).

Leading New Zealand Tech Retailer Uses iStock Image in Facebook Ad, Forgets to Remove Watermark

Update: The company has responded to our request for comment and fixed the issue. See full update at the bottom.

Dick Smith is a leading tech retailer in both New Zealand and Australia, but as an anonymous reader showed us this morning, they might have goofed up in a big way in a recent ad they posted on their Dick Smith NZ Facebook page.

As you can see from the screenshot above, they seem to have 'appropriated' an iStock image as the background... without even taking the time to remove the watermark.

Vanscapes: The Gorgeous Landscapes of New Zealand Shot Through a Van Window

So, you're finally taking that dream vacation to Middle Earth New Zealand when, on your first day there, all of your baggage gets stolen. Two cameras and every piece of clothing you brought is now gone.

What do you do when all you have left are the clothes on your back, your passport, your wallet and your smartphone? Well, if you're photographer Alison Turner, you go about your trip as if nothing ever happened, and pull a fun photo series out of it in the process.