Lake Head from Kerr Bay, Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes National Park, NZ

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (14)

M and R on May 4, 2011

Ready to dive in off the jetty, though I am sure it would be a bit chilly! R

bdeh on May 4, 2011

Beautiful composition and picture/area Ian. Great depth in the picture. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on May 6, 2011

The composition certainly directs one's attention, Berend. I am pleased you enjoy it. There is probably plenty of depth in the lake too!



Ian Stehbens on May 6, 2011

If you are ready, Robyn, then I am ready with the starting siren. It is only 3kms to the first point, 3kms back (don't worry about the water temperature - you'll be wearing a wetsuit!) then Mike can head off on the bike around West Bay and ascend and descend the Mt Robert Road before descending the Wairau Valley all the way to Renwick (130km of downhill riding except for the initial Mt Robert ascent) then you'll need a runner to take you the last 10kms of straight level road through the vineyards to the finish in Blenheim and the crown of glory!

Great idea! Check it out on the GE map! Dad

This one looks very much like Norway, Ian. Although I've never been there.

Golden ☆ + LIKEd

M.Kranenborg-Torn on May 7, 2011

This is a strong picture, like.

Greetings from Greetje on May 8, 2011

Me gusta. L. Un saludo

Ian Stehbens on May 8, 2011

Glaciation sculpts the same landscapes turning Norway into New Zealand, or New Zealand into Norway. This lake is one of the 3 in the Nelson Lakes National Park, two of them (this one and Rotoroa) being moraine dammed lakes.

Thanks for the wonderful accolades, Ah-Pong. It is great to know the image appeals to you.

Warm regards,


Ian Stehbens on May 8, 2011

Thank you, Greetje. The balls of down on the jetty soften it just a little. Thanks for the L, too.


Ian Stehbens on May 8, 2011

Thanks Greetings from Brisbane.


Ray Gasnick on October 9, 2011

Nicely composed shot, perfectly symmetrical. Liked & favorite.

Ian Stehbens on October 10, 2011

Thanks Ray. I am pleased to be sharing with you. Geometry such as this is always attractive to me, but it is best if there is a touch of the natural thrown in, like the ducks in this case for the soften the symmetry.

Warm regards,


Peterbnz on December 18, 2011

I understand the lake is blooming cold - even if it gets heaps of sunlight, it is still deep and cold...

If you took a tumble into it, you would want warm clothes etc pretty quick (assuming you get out easily...)

Keep Dry Peter ;-)

Ian Stehbens on December 19, 2011

Dear Peter,

I kept out of the water, and so did most of the ducks. The weather was excellent though, and the scenery majestic. I would have loved to be there when there was a dead calm on the lake, early in the morning, but that wasn't to be. Now another winter has been and gone.

Christmas greetings,


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