Lake Tekapo Lupins

Lake Tekapo Lupin – click to embiggen

Once a year there is a floral phenomenon in the Mackenzie Country – the lupins come into bloom and cover the landscape in a carpet of all shades of pink, purple, blue and other tones.  The kind of scenery that has tourists slamming on the brakes to get out and capture another shot on their iPad before heading on.

It has been on my bucket list for a while as it is difficult and expensive to get accomodation in the area, due to being peak holiday season.  But this year I got very lucky, got in early and got a lovely house in Tekapo for 5 glorious days!

The shot above was on a spit on the south edge of the lake, only a few minutes walk from the holiday house!

So many different shades of pink and purple to be seen against the backdrop of the blue lake and the snow capped mountains!

Waist deep and as far as the eye can see!

Taken in a different spot with late afternoon sun providing lovely side lighting.

Click to embiggen and see fine details

Of course the 100mm macro lens was taken along, though it was a bit breezy and difficult to get a sharp shot.  Love the vein detail and colour in the shot above!

Was it worth travelling 3 hours each way for?  Absolutely!  Of course the lupins were only part of the attraction, with gorgeous scenery everywhere you looked.  More posts and images soon!

Whats on YOUR bucket list?




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8 Responses to Lake Tekapo Lupins

  1. This is so beautiful – thanks for sharing!

  2. Nic says:

    Wow what a wonderful place to spend 5 days! Gorgeous photos 😀

  3. mmjustus says:

    So beautiful! We have lupines up here, too. Are yours a native species?

  4. freddie says:

    All your photos inspire so much tranquility. Thank you.

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