Today I have a few more photos from my Taranaki adventure when I took a walk through the bush to see a beautiful waterfall. This is a Silver Tree Fern or Ponga growing below the track to the falls. The silver fern is a symbol of New Zealand and the New Zealand people and is becoming increasingly recognised overseas as the national symbol of NZ. It looks a bit silvery in this light but it is actually the under side of the fern that glows silver in the night and which can be used as a signpost for travellers in the bush.
You can see more Ponga fronds in this shot of the steps going down, down, down.
And, finally, way down there is the stream into which the waterfall plummets.
I found it really hard to capture a sense of distance or depth when taking shots looking down at things. I look forward to seeing how others in the FSO team managed it. They will be here.