Pohutukawa trees are evergreens that thrive along the coastal shores of Maitai Bay on the Karikari Peninsula on the North Island of New Zealand. The red flowers bloom into a brilliant cluster that encompass the banks of this bay and adorn the already picture perfect scenery.
The turquoise colored waters of Maitai Bay on the North Island, the rugged coastline and the Pohutukawa trees all harmonize together to create a vision of beauty. The Pohutukawa trees are in full blossom on the North Island of New Zealand from November to January. The appearance of the stamens look like thousands of tiny twinkling lights when many Pohutukawa trees are bunched together and flower at the same time.Pohutukawa are very robust trees which are extremely easy to grow. That is one main reason you will find these trees in most of the coastal cities on the North Island of New Zealand.
Maitai Bay is a small cove which offers tourists the true peacefulness of New Zealand. Whether it be the Pohutukawa Trees, the rugged rocks, the warm colorful waters or simply the tranquil aura that brings you to Maitai Bay, it will be a place locked into your memory.
Bright Pohutukawa Trees lining the shores of a small cove at Maitai Bay on the Karikari Peninsula, East Coast, Northland, North Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/9.0, exposure time of 1/60 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.
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