This photograph was taken off the Remarkables which is situated on the South Island of New Zealand in Queenstown. The cloud formation is a storm approaching that will drop snow on the mountain peaks.

This is a limited eddition piece of 50 due to the remoteness and toughness to get to the point to shoot such an image and the mood and feel of the image reflects exactly what Mother Nature was intending that day.

Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Wakatipu, the range lives up to its name by rising sharply to create an impressive backdrop for the waters. The range is clearly visible from the nearby town of Queenstown.

The highest point in the range is Single Cone (2319 metres). The adjacent Hector Mountains southeast of the Remarkables culminate in Mount Tūwhakarōria (2307 m).

There are a number of small lakes on the mountains including Lake Alta which forms part of the Remarkables Skifield.

The mountains were named The Remarkables by Alexander Garvie in 1857-58, allegedly because they are one of only two mountain ranges in the world which run directly north to south. An alternate explanation for the name given by locals is that early Queenstown settlers, upon seeing the mountain range during sunset one evening, named them the Remarkables to describe the sight.

Landscape and being in nature is deeply spiritual for me and I hope that I can take the viewer to that moment in time when I took the photograph.

Gary White: Incoming Storm, Queenstown, New Zealand

  • Medium: Aluminium HD metal framed print

    Size: H: 762mm x W: 1524mm x D: 48.26mm.