Florian Wenzel captures New Zealand’s diverse landscape in incredible photographs
New Zealand is no less than a paradise for landscape photography and this time, German photographer Florian Wenzel gives us the pleasure to experience the country’s mesmerizing beauty through his lens.
Wenzel was naturally taken aback by the very diverse landscape of New Zealand that features everything that nature has to offer, from beaches and mountains to glaciers, waterfalls and fjords. Moreover, one-third of this breathtaking country actually serves as a protected park area so one can only imagine how wonderful its landscape would be. Gratefully, Wenzel does pure justice to New Zealand’s exceptional beauty by clicking brilliant photographs of not only its scenic locations but also the kindhearted people who reside here.
The photographer struggled a bit with the ever-changing weather of New Zealand but the hurdles did not make him compromise on lighting rather made him chase the good weather even when it required him to drive all across the country. “I really wanted to do the hike to the Mueller Hut as I was keen to see this beautiful view with my own eyes,” Wenzel shares his most memorable experience in New Zealand. “I waited for five days for better conditions but the weather was still not good. There were always big clouds hanging between the mountains, thus I had to carry on. One week later—I was at Milford Sound at that point—there were said to be good conditions for the next two days at Mt. Cook. I didn’t hesitate long and started the more than 7 hours night drive to Mt. Cook. When I got there I hiked for four hours to the Mueller Hut. I camped up there with a backpacker I had picked up at the entry of the National Park. We witnessed the endless avalanches of ice that rush down Mount Sefton in a roaring thunder. It was definitely one of the best experiences in my life but also the most exhausting.”
All Images: © Florian Wenzel
h/t: My Modern Met