To many people New Zealand and sheep go hand-in-hand. It is true that sheep outnumber the locals by a wide margin. Due to the abundance of these cute creatures I made it a point in my New Zealand road-tripping to capture them whenever I had the chance.
I thought I’d share some larger versions of photos I took in my original New Zealand sheep post, plus some additional ones. Awwwwwwe indeed!
I captured all of these by just pulling off on to the side of the road. I didn’t get too close or cross onto someones property. To get a closer look, a New Zealand sheep farm is something I should look into visiting sometime down the road.
Do you have any memorable moments capturing animals randomly in your travels?
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. 🙂
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 of them when given the chance.
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.
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!
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.
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?