THE SOURCES of Golden Bay in New Zealand, near the small town of Takaka, are some of the purest on the planet – we come close to “pure water”. With a visibility of around 80 meters, the transparency of this water defies the imagination. The purity of the water and the intensity of the New Zealand sun create unique aquatic landscapes. In these photos without any retouching, the bottom is sometimes five meters from the surface and yet appears to be only a few centimeters away. These sources are a Maori sacred place, a “Tapu” (this Polynesian word imported into...
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