twisted trees slope point

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Slope Point is the southernmost point of New Zealand’s South Island. It lies only 4800 km (2982 mi) from the South Pole and weather can be terribly cruel. Air streams that flow over the Southern Ocean produce some of the most tear shedding winds you’ll ever see on a regular basis. It’s no wonder then that Slope Point is virtually uninhabitable, apart from sheep and a couple of farmers who tend after them. Winds are so unforgiving that the trees themselves molded into weird and crooked shapes. There’s an almost surreal beauty to their shape though, highlighting the beautiful harshness of life. You won’t find anything like it anywhere else in the world.

slope point

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slope point

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slope point

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slope point

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slope point

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slope point

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slope island

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