Destinations, Travel Themed Photography 24

Show your World – Photoessay of a Travelling Child

This is Shahaar’s 2nd travel photography post. He did his first one about a month ago starting with his 2015 travels in Thailand and making his way to New Zealand. Here he shows us a glimpse of his world – local and distant travels as our family continues to visit the ever so many wonderful stunning place in North Island, New Zealand. We are saving South Island for when we return from Thailand and UK this summer, most likely sometime in October. All pictures taken by him and all the captions are his as well. I am still pushing for more content to go with the pictures. Will get there eventually 🙂

Onwards to some of his local travels around Auckland – to the War Memorial Auckland Museum – a fantastic museum full of natural history, Maori culture and World War 1 and 2 sections. See my post on why this was such a great place for adults and children alike. Other visit include Mount Eden, Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium (which was our least favourite) and local Sunday market. A taste of what you can see and do around Auckland!

This is from our recent trip to the Northland region where we spent 5 fantastic days exploring the Tutukaka Coast. See my post why this place is one of our favourites so far in New Zealand! Between days spent at white sand and turquoise water paradise beaches, we made a trip to Whangerei Falls. Lovely circular walk to the falls and back to the park.


Whangerei Falls




Selfie behind the waterfalls

His sister was his willing model for his last photography post and he took some lovely shots of her in that series of photographs. Here he has two new willing victims – his cousins visiting from USA. I think he captures their cuteness well, don’t you? 🙂 IMG_3457 IMG_3493 Linked to #TheWeeklyPostcard hosted by Travel Notes and Beyond #Wkendtravelinspiration hosted by Reflections EnrouteWeekend-Travel-Inspiration and #MosaicMonday hosted by Lavender Cottage



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  • B says: May 16, 2015 at 5:41 am

    He’s got a great eye. I love the one with the fishing rods.

  • tgeriatrix says: May 16, 2015 at 11:06 am

    There is a great photographer on the way!

    • samselim says: May 16, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Thank you 🙂 I will show him this message!

  • shere says: May 16, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I love the way you encourage your children. They learn from seeing, our little one finds our cameras very interesting but it will take a while until he takes “real” pictures. He is only 18 months old 🙁

    • samselim says: May 16, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Thanks, children do learn from seeing and experiencing..I loved your Costa Rica travel pictures, so much wildlife! I am sure your 18 month old had a blast 🙂

  • Sarah says: May 16, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    These pictures are stunning! He has done an incredible job. Well done!!

  • mytravelmonkey says: May 16, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    What fantastic photos. He’s definitely got a good eye!

  • kkowen says: May 17, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Love this! My son actually took his camera out today and I realized that he will probably be super into photos like I am since he sees me with my camera every day! I see something like this in my future – he’s only 4.5 now 🙂

  • Constance - Foreign Sanctuary says: May 17, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Wow! These photos are amazing! A great photographer in the making!

  • cvail says: May 17, 2015 at 9:24 am

    You’ve certainly got a budding travel photographer! Excellent shots!

  • The Adventure Ahead says: May 18, 2015 at 3:30 am

    As our little ones are travelers, and contributors to our site as well, I really enjoyed this post. SO great to see kids out and enjoying our beautiful world! Some great shots here – I look forward to seeing more!

  • Holly says: May 18, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Amazing pics. Cute kids too!

  • tamarasw says: May 18, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Always good to get the kids’ point of view as well. How nice to share the family traveling this way!

    • samselim says: May 19, 2015 at 1:14 am

      Thank you 🙂 We do enjoy sharing how they are viewing our family travels as well!

  • tanjtrubiano says: May 18, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Lovely post and photos!

  • Rhonda Albom says: May 19, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Fantastic photos. I am glad you are enjoying New Zealand. Let me know if you head out toward Shakespear Park. My daughter does posts on my blog as well.

    • samselim says: May 19, 2015 at 1:14 am

      I am always looking through your blog Rhonda, you have so much insider expat knowledge of what to do in NZ 🙂 I will be sure to check out your daughter’s posts! Do you live near Shakespear Park? WIll have to look it up now. If you are ever around St Heliers or central Auckland, give me a shout, I have yet to meet a fellow blogger on real life 😀

  • Judith @ Lavender Cottage says: May 19, 2015 at 1:53 am

    It looks like you are settled in and are exploring your new home. A couple of fantastic shots of the falls.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  • Jo says: May 19, 2015 at 3:56 am

    When my daughter was younger we got her a camera for holidays and it was one of the best things we did. It engaged her much more in our trip and I found looking at it from her perspective really interesting. Of course now she’s a teenager it’s all selfies so make sure you treasure these photos!

  • eckids says: May 19, 2015 at 6:08 am

    My guys are starting to want to be behind the camera more too! I love how they make us look at new angles and find a new perspective on travels and life:) What a fabulous photo essay!

  • Eileen says: May 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Wonderful images from your trip. I love the waterfall! Have a happy day!

  • galanda23 says: May 20, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Very good pictures! I think we have a new travel blogger on the horizon.

  • NewLifeOnTheRoad (@NewLifeOnRoad) says: May 20, 2015 at 4:16 am

    So good to see the world through the eyes of a child – they have a great view! Love the photos he is taking – maybe he will be a travel photographer when he grows up 🙂

  • brmsimmons says: May 20, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Lovely photos, it looks like he caught the travelling bug early!

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