First Arm, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand

First Arm, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand

Description: Maori legend tells that the fiords were created by a godly figure or atua who came wielding a magical adze and uttering incantations. Tu-Te-Raki-Whanoa, the creator of the fiords, aimed to create long winding inlets that would serve as refuges from the sea.
When Tu created Doubtful Sound (Patea) he was helped by four young sea gods named Taipari who created the arms, First Arm / Taipari-poto (short), Crooked Arm / Taipari-nui (big) and Hall Arm / Taipari-roa (long), and Deep Cove / Taipari-tiki (little).

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Keywords: Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, National Park, New Zealand, Real Journeys, Te Wahipounamu, World Heritage site, fiord, fjord, mountains, First Arm, water, sunset, dusk, twilight

Exif: Exposure: 1/125, Aperture: 14.0, ISO: 100

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