Situated on the East Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, the town of Kaikoura is cradled between the rugged coastline of the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Mountain Range.
The small community was once only known as a whaling port and was often overlooked by travellers on their journey between Blenheim and Christchurch.
Now Kaikoura thrives on eco-tourism and the only whale hunting conducted is during whale watching tours in the form of searching for the giants of the sea - Sperm Whales. Both the Sperm Whale and Dusky Dolphin Watching operations have transformed Kaikoura into a must see destination during a holiday in New Zealand.
Another feature to lookout for while travelling to or near Kaikoura are the stalls along the highway selling local bounty from the sea such as Crayfish (lobster), prawns, crabs, and local species of fish. The Maori name of Kaikoura, translates into English to mean 'meal of crayfish' (Kai means food and koura means crayfish). It was the bountiful crayfish which first made Kaikoura famous.
Aerial view of the Kaikoura Peninsula and coastline during a Whale Watching flight with Wings over Whales, Kaikoura, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 100mm.
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