Taken 22-Apr-11
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Landscapes
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Keywords:2011, beach, Cannibal Bay, Catlins, coastal, Location, New Zealand, Otago, Year
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Dimensions8735 x 2184
Original file size12.2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken22-Apr-11 10:21
Date modified28-Apr-11 11:03
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D
Focal length24 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/160 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Cannibal Bay panorama 1

Cannibal Bay panorama 1

Cannibal Bay is a beautiful sandy beach on the Catlins Coast. It owes its name to the human remains once found by a surveyor here rather than to any man-eating past. Today the area is a breeding and resting ground for Hooker's sea lions and elephant seals. Although they may seem tranquil enough, they can get aggressive if disturbed and as the place name suggests have been known to attack humans in the past.

The Catlins, in the southeastern corner of the South Island of New Zealand, features a scenic coastal landscape and dense temperate rainforest which harbour natural populations of birds and marine mammals. First inhabited by the Maori people in the period 900-1700 AD, the Catlins is an area with a rich history. The area enjoys a maritime temperate climate, however it's exposed location leads to its frequently wild weather with heavy ocean swells pounding the rugged coastline.