Austral Realm - Australia & New Zealand
New Zealand - vast difference in water levels due to the tidal shift - the largest tidal shift in the world is Canada's Bay of Fundy
The south island of New Zealand, I could walk more than a quarter mile in ankle deep water before it started to get deeper.
Story Bridge spanning the Brisbane River. The Brisbane River weaves throughout the city and is the heart of the city and plays a big part in economy and lifestyle.
Economic and population growth in the Austral Realm has been constant over the past few decades and continues to boom. The CBD in Brisbane, Australia continues to expand.
New Zealand - eels, a lot of eels - I picked up some ground beef in the shop next door to feed them and they swarmed me.
New Zealand - Soil on top of rock – remnants of an earthquake, I was about two hours from Christchurch when the large Earthquake hit in 2011; this was from a previous earthquake.
Near Wellington, NZ - This is a hiking path through trees that gave inspiration for the Ent Trees from Lord of the Rings
Found this Mario Bros. Mushroom while hiking through the ’Ent’ Forest. New Zealand is arguably a safer place to hike as it has no poisonous snakes whereas Australia has many venomous snakes.
Abel Tasman National Park - one of the best running trails I've seen (north part of the south island).
Homeless people are seldom seen in this realm though there are a lot of wanderers and gypsies. This is a photo of Ben Hana - A.K.A. Blanket Man, such a stable figure in Wellington he acquired a moniker, he has since passed away.
I found it odd that pet food has it's own fridge/cooler section of the grocery. It boldly states on the package "Not for human consumption"
Do you think Bed, Bath, and Beyond would have a problem with this store?
I saw several of these large sidewalk vacuums. The cleanliness of a city speaks volumes to the pride a city has in its appearance.
Minyon Cliffs, New South Wales, Australia. Normally there is a waterfall cascading 100m over the edge down to the canyon, but with the record drought and heat it is bone dry. Thankfully no fires here.
Byron Bay, one of many beaches along the Gold Coast of Australia.
Traffic on the M-1 to the beaches. While the beaches are a popular destination, especially during the holidays. Traffic to the beach on the M-1; what should have taken about 2 hours, took nearly 4.
With the expansive amount of shoreline and beaches it is always possible to get a quiet and serene place all to yourself.
Photos, captions and descriptions by Tyrell Heaton
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