New Zealand Timelapse & Landscape Photography

Showcasing the diverse landscapes of New Zealand

This 8K New Zealand timelapse video features the diverse beauty of the region. Truly one of the most special places I have ever had the pleasure to capture. I really hope you enjoy the video.

Rainbow Mount Cook, New Zealand Landscape Photography
Rainbow, Mount Cook, New Zealand

I was quite lucky to see this incredible full rainbow form over The Nuns Veil Peak at Mount Cook National Park. This is a panorama, made up of 4 wide angle images. This was my first night, exploring the park. I will be sharing my new timelapse from this spot soon.

Mount Cook New Zealand Landscape Photography Rainbow
Mount Cook Rainbow, New Zealand Photography
moeraki boulders, New Zealand Landscape Photography
Moeraki Boulders at Sunrise, New Zealand Landscape Photography

The next adventure brought me to the East Coast of where I explored the famous Moeraki Boulders at sunrise. These beautiful rock formations are truly special.

Here are two of my favorite images from that morning. The first image showcasing this little broken fountain during the receding tides. The second image is of a much smaller rock scene, the rock in this photo is about 1 foot wide.


Milford Sound Waterfall New Zealand Landscape Photography
“Through The Storm” Milford Sound, New Zealand

The Milford sound was by far my favorite location to explore in New Zealand. The place seems taken straight out of a fairy tale. Here is a wide angle shot showing waterfalls streaming down the cliffs. If you look closely you can see a boat on the right side, for scale.

Milford Sound Waterfall New Zealand Landscape Photography
Milford Sound, New Zealand Landscape Photography

Here is a close up landscape photograph from one of the massive waterfalls pouring down the cliffs.

Here are two wide angle images, taken while exploring the streams and rivers, near the Milford Sound. Each rock wall and cliff face had waterfalls streaming thousands of feet down the mountain. These waterfalls are created by heavy rainstorms and disappear when the skies clear up.

New Zealand Landscape Photography
“Waterwall” New Zealand Landscape Photography

Milford Sound Waterfall New Zealand Landscape Photography
“Ghostly Spirits” Milford Sound, New Zealand Photography

Sometimes the 60 MPH winds would blow the waterfalls upwards, suspending the falls in mid air, it was very surreal to witness in person.

Milford Sound Waterfall New Zealand Landscape Photography
“Islands in the Sky” New Zealand Landscape Photography

Milford Sound Waterfall New Zealand Photography
“Cloud Forest” New Zealand Landscape Photography

This is one of my favorite landscape photographs from the Milford Sound. During Sunrise the fog lifted to reveal the incredible rainforest in the distance.


New Zealand Landscape Photography
“Rise” New Zealand Photography

Here is a close up Milky Way image from Queenstown, a few of the only clear nights I had the entire trip. I also shot one of my favorite Milky Way timelapses from this spot.

New Zealand Photography & Timelapse Vlogs 

If you enjoyed the images and would like to see behind the scenes from my New Zealand Landscape Photography adventures. Check out the behind the scenes vlogs below.


  1. I found my way here from a shared post on FB that I subsequently shared. I absolutely love your photography. I would love to do some cool time exposure stuff.

  2. Michael, it has been a while since I last visited your homepage. So I just found this gallery now. This is frigging brilliant, man! Love it. Especially how you captured those intimates of the dark waterfalls.

  3. Well done! I love this series, and the rainbow is simply fantastic, I’m glad you got the second chance to catch it! I can’t even imagine how much work you’ve put into this.

  4. Kishalaya das

    How can i shoot milkyway correctly? I am in eastern India and I want to know about the camera lens settings for good milkyway photo. I found ur images stunning. Kindly help me know the settings I can use. I use canon 6d mii, smyang 14mm 2.8, canon remote shutter release and vanguard tripod. Thanks

  5. muhammad nahid ansari

    hlo sir i am from nepal and i am landascape photographer and i follow you since 4 years ago and i learn lots of think from you and watched every vlog on utube thank you keep vloging for us

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