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This is a section of the beautiful Shotover River as seen from above at the Deer Park Heights near Queenstown on the South Island. The Deer Park is one of the scenic film locations used for the Lord of the Rings movies.

If you look closely, you will find a jet boat racing up the river. Queenstown is infamous for it's adrenaline-inducing thrill experiences, such as jet boats that travel dangerously close to the rocks and canyon walls at high speeds, perfoming several 360 turns, in place, during their wild ride...

It is autumn now in New Zealand, and the trees were just starting to turn colors. I love the gold colors lining the turquoise river here! My aim in this shot and crop was to draw the viewer's eye through the photo, using the river as the path for the eye to take.

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