Photography Portfolios

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Candidates for my upcoming photography book, featuring fire (Hawaiian lava), ice (Icelandic glaciers and icebergs), rare species (penguins, dolphins and manta rays), the night sky cosmos and other places around the world.

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Wakanui_Beach_Milky_Way_Bioluminescence_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_6661
Spinner_Dolphin_Kona_Kailua_Hawaii_Big_Island_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography-1143
Amazing_Sunrise_Macauly_River_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_9376
Snow_crystals_Sastrugi_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_0480
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Parakaunui_Falls_Catlins_South_Island_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_2828
Mount_Cook_Iceberg_Reflections_South_Island_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_Whale_5852
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Gemstone_Beach_Orange_Sandstone_Lines_South_Island_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_7705
Ice_Cave_Black_and_White_New_Zealand_Mount_Cook_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_5410
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Gammak_Range_Snow_Sun_South_Island_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_9295
Fox_Glacier_Ice_Reflection_Sunset_South_Island_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_4896
Central_Otago_Old_Woman_Range_Sunset_South_Island_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_5335
Central_Otago_Old_Woman_Range_Sunset_South_Island_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_5512
Castle_Hill_Night_Full_Moon_Lens_Flare_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_5369
Ashburton_Stars_South_Island_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_Milky_Way_-_6680
Amazing_Sunrise_Macauly_River_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_9403
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Gammak_Range_Snow_Earths_Shadow_Sunset_South_Island_New_Zealand_©_Denesa_Chan_Photography_3399
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"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being."

- Carl Jung

Lava by Boat

Photographed from a boat within 15 feet (3 metres) of liquid lava pouring into the ocean. Because of the temperature difference between the lava (molten lava is 2000 degrees fahrenheit) and the ocean, the liquid rock explodes into black sand the instant it contacts water.

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Lava by Air

Hello & Welcome! Here are the latest photos of the lava meeting the ocean, as photographed while hanging half way out a doorless helicopter, as close as 15 feet from the active lava. (Look for the photo with my boot in it. I LOVE my life!)

~Denesa

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