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New Zealand's Poor Knights Islands: summer synopsis

Rikoriko cave marine reserve

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#1 Colin

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:28 PM

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The starry toado (pufferfish) baitball encounters are rarely captured - these open water visitors don't last long after being blown in by easterly winds as snapper quickly decimate them. Rikoriko cave is claimed to be the world's largest sea cave - by volume. Northern Arch, known for its squadrons of sting rays soaring the currents. Middle Arch, another of the many arches which contribute to making this island group such a visual feast. And to think that if this had not become protected over 30 years ago there would be little left to experience of the amazing moving window of marine life.
 
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#2 Alison Perkins

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:22 PM

You've captured the magic of diving in New Zealand and shown us rarely seen angles of the Poor Knights Islands and our diving playground. Can't wait to see more video and aerial antics from you Colin. And here's to more New Zealand material on Wetpixel! Just gorgeous!!


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