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Photo of the Week: Mingling with the Sheep of New Zealand.

It’s time to hang out with the sheep in New Zealand (Aotearoa). Was road tripping the South Island between Arthur’s Pass and Christchurch when for some reason I wanted to mingle. πŸ™‚

South Island, New Zealand, sheep, road trip

The Sheep of New Zealand. Awwwwwwe.

When talking about New Zealand one of the things people think of first is sheep. When on the road there I always make it a point to stop and snap a photo ofΒ them whenΒ given the chance.

Sheep - New Zealand

The chances of seeing sheep are great as they outnumber the people living in New Zealand. It’s currently around a 10 to 1 ratio.

Sheep - New Zealand

Sheep - New Zealand

Sheep - New Zealand

When taking a photo it’s just not the sheep, but the greenery around them and the magnificant backdrops. This one has the Firth of Thames and Coromandel Peninsula in the background. You capture several elements of what makes New Zealand what it is in one shot!

Sheep - New Zealand

They are so cute. You just have to say “Awwwwwwe.” when one looks at you. They are very photo friendly. You feel like running up and giving one a big hug. Checkout the sheep that reside in Shakespear Regional Park just north of Auckland.

Sheep - New Zealand

Sheep - New Zealand

I’ve unfortunately never had the experience of being stuck on the road at a sheep crossing. Where have you? What kinds of animals, in your travels, make you stop and grab a photo?