A ferocious winter storm

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand / July 2017.

The forecast was grim. The worst storm of years to bear down on New Zealand bringing heavy snow and gales. Could this just be more sensationalism by news media? Either way, we packed up our storm chasing gear and make the 5 hr drive to Tongariro National Park.

Unfortunately, bureaucracy hindered us yet again and were turned around due to “safety reasons”. Next morning however, the storm passed and the sun came out to reveal a frozen wonderland. Magic.

First flight for the new DJI spark (well outside of normal operating conditions haha!). It’s a great little drone, perfect for expeditions.