Monday, 21 October 2013
The fern is as synonymous with New Zealand as that little flightless bird, the kiwi. It's a widely used sporting, trading and tourism symbol. There are 180 different species of fern to be found in New Zealand. Bright green on top and silver underneath, ferns were used by the early Maori to guide them through the forest. This shot was taken looking skywards in the middle of the Huana Ranges to the east of Auckland.