DP Photo Challenge, take 3: H2O what fun!

Children playing the waves breaking over seawall. Milford Beach, Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Children playing the waves breaking over seawall. Milford Beach, Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Water gives and takes life, but it also provides lots of opportunities for fun. “Beach culture” is a huge part of New Zealanders’ and Australians’ identity.

Visitors crowd to Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia on a sunny afternoon. Image: Su Leslie, 2015

Sunday afternoon, Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia. Image: Su Leslie, 2015

Riding the wave.Surfer, Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia, Image: Su Leslie, 2015

Riding the wave. Surfer, Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia, Image: Su Leslie, 2015

Boat moored at West Harbour Marina, Auckland. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Prepped and ready to go. Runabout at West Harbour Marina, Auckland. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

This post was written for the Daily Post Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is H2O.

 

DP Photo Challenge: Mirror, take 2

Pitcher plants (Nepenthes) with reflections, hanging in the Tropical House, Auckland Wintergardens, Auckland, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Pitcher plants (Nepenthes), in the Tropical House, Auckland Wintergarden, Auckland, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Water is a fascinating mirror; hiding, distorting, exaggerating and maybe offering a glimpse of what lies beneath.

Tropical plants reflected in the fish pond, Tropical House, Auckland Wintergardens, Auckland, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Tropical House fish pond, Auckland Wintergarden, Auckland, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

What so captured this little boy’s attention? His reflection? Or the tiny fish swimming around in the pond?

Small child looking into the fishpond at the Tropical House, Auckland Wintergarden, Auckland, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Tropical House, Auckland Wintergarden, Auckland, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Little boy looking into the pond in the Tropical House, Auckland Wintergarden, Auckland, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Tropical House, Auckland Wintergarden, Auckland, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

This week’s theme at the Daily Post Photo Challenge is mirror.