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Kiwi Quiz

Which country can offer you at the same time?
- High snowy mountain peaks
- Turquoise water lakes
- Fluorescent green fields
- Light brown meadows
- Sheep, sheep, sheep everywhere straight ahead, on the left, on the right, up, down in the middle… at the point you can’t turn your head without seeing them…


The answer is of course: Aotearoa
... often translated as "The Land of the Long White Cloud" or also commonly known as… New Zealand. New Zealand is the most geographically isolated country in the world. Its closest neighbour, Australia, is 2,000 km to the north-west of the main islands, across the Tasman Sea. The only significant landmass to the south is Antarctica; to the north are New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga. New Zealand is a parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth Realm.

In fact, when I looked at this landscape on my road to Aoraki/Mount Cook, I just said to myself: “This is New-Zealand!” This road goes inside New Zealand's South Island to the Mount Cook National Park ont the side of Lake Pukaki showing its clear Turquoise water coming down from the Alps. The glacial feed to the lakes gives them this distinctive blue colour, created by glacial flour (extremely finely ground rock particles from the glaciers).

Have a great day all of you and… Hope you will enjoy!

Exif Information
Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 5D
Firmware : Firmware Version 1.1.1
Shooting Date/Time : 14/05/2009 02:35:14
Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/1250Sec.
Av(Aperture Value) : F3.5
Metering Modes : Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation : -1,33333333333333
ISO Speed : 100
Lens : EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length : 85,0 mm
Image size : 4368 x 2912
Image Quality : RAW
Flash : Off
White Balance : Auto
AF mode : One-Shot AF
Picture Style : Landscape
Color Space : Adobe RGB
File Size : 12265 KB
Drive Mode : Continuous shooting

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