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A tour group explores the Waitomo Glowworm Caves on the North Island Sunday, December 22, 2013. The caves are home to thousands of glow worms that hang from the ceiling and radiate blue and green luminescent light to attract insects. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Sunrise over the Pacific Ocean Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Glowworms illuminate the ceiling in the Waitomo Glowworm caves in Waitomo, New Zealand Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Glowworms illuminate the ceiling in the Waitomo Glowworm caves in Waitomo, New Zealand Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Glowworms illuminate the ceiling in the Waitomo Glowworm caves in Waitomo, New Zealand Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A tour group explores the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A hedgehog in the forest outside the Waitomo Glowworm caves Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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The bus ride on the way to the Waitomo Glowworm caves Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Steam floats off the surface of the Champagne Pool at the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland on the North Island Monday, December 23, 2013. Wai-o-tapu sits 20 miles south of Rotorua, which is home to large amounts of geothermal activity including geysers and mud pools. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Devil's Cave sits along the walking tour of the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Steam rises from the Champagne Pool in the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A moss covered forest sits along the walking tour of the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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An aerial view of the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Ferns grow along the walking tour of the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Steam rises from the Champagne Pool in the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A mud bubble bursts outside the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A redwood forest grows alongside Lake Rotorua in New Zealand. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A redwood forest grows alongside Lake Rotorua in New Zealand. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Seagulls take flight alongside Lake Rotorua in New Zealand. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A Maori boat docks in Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Rotorua, New Zealand Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Auckland, New Zealand Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Auckland, New Zealand Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Queenstown, New Zealand Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Polar plungers run out of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Sunset over Lake Te Anau Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Sunset over Lake Te Anau Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A Sea Kayak Fiordland tour group watches as the sun rises above Lady Bowen Falls Thursday, December 26, 2013. The Bowen River runs for 8 kilometers before cascading more than 530 feet into Milford Sound. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A lupine field on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Carol and Tom Ciaglo paddle their kayak into Milford Sound after hiking to Lady Bowen Falls during a Sea Kayak Fiordland tour December 26, 2013. The sound, which boasts mountain peaks that rise to a mile above sea level, runs for 15 kilometers before emptying into the Tasman Sea. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A rainbow is cast in the mist from Lady Bowen Falls that feeds into the head of Milford Sound on New Zealand's South Island. Milford Sound is home to seals, penguins, dolphins and whales. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A waterfall on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A Sea Kayak Fiordland tour group watches as the sun rises above Lady Bowen Falls Thursday, December 26, 2013. The Bowen River runs for 8 kilometers before cascading more than 530 feet into Milford Sound. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A penguin sits on the rocks in Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A waterfall on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A boardwalk trail winds around a river on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A lupine field on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A lupine field on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Queenstown, New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A bungee jumper dives off the Kawarau Bridge in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Wanaka, New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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The sun sets over Mount Aspiring in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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The sun sets over Lake Wanaka in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Sheep graze along the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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People cross a hanging bridge over the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Sheep graze next to Wishbone Falls along the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Sheep jump through Wishbone Falls along the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Max Ciaglo explores Wishbone Falls along the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Max Ciaglo explores Wishbone Falls along the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Katie Ciaglo explores Wishbone Falls along the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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The Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A tour group hikes along Fox Glacier Monday, December 30, 2013. Fox Glacier, located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the South Island, travels 13 kilometers before ending among the rainforest just 300 meters above sea level. Fox's sister glacier, the Franz Josef Glacier, is a 20 minute drive to the North. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Moss covered rocks sit along the trail to the terminal face of the Fox Glacier Monday, December 30, 2013. On average, the area surrounding the glacier sees up to 30 feet of rainfall per year. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Visitors climb the trail to Fox Glacier in New Zealand Monday, December 30, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Waterfalls cascade into a lake near Fox Glacier in New Zealand Monday, December 30, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A New Zealand pigeon near Lake Matheson in New Zealand Monday, December 30, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Fox Glacier in New Zealand Monday, December 30, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Fox Glacier in New Zealand Monday, December 30, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Waterfalls along the trail to Franz Josef Glacier Monday, December 30, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A tour group explores the Waitomo Glowworm Caves on the North Island Sunday, December 22, 2013. The caves are home to thousands of glow worms that hang from the ceiling and radiate blue and green luminescent light to attract insects. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Sunrise over the Pacific Ocean Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Glowworms illuminate the ceiling in the Waitomo Glowworm caves in Waitomo, New Zealand Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Glowworms illuminate the ceiling in the Waitomo Glowworm caves in Waitomo, New Zealand Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Glowworms illuminate the ceiling in the Waitomo Glowworm caves in Waitomo, New Zealand Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A tour group explores the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A hedgehog in the forest outside the Waitomo Glowworm caves Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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The bus ride on the way to the Waitomo Glowworm caves Sunday, December, 22, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Steam floats off the surface of the Champagne Pool at the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland on the North Island Monday, December 23, 2013. Wai-o-tapu sits 20 miles south of Rotorua, which is home to large amounts of geothermal activity including geysers and mud pools. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Devil's Cave sits along the walking tour of the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Steam rises from the Champagne Pool in the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A moss covered forest sits along the walking tour of the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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An aerial view of the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Ferns grow along the walking tour of the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Steam rises from the Champagne Pool in the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A mud bubble bursts outside the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland south of Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A redwood forest grows alongside Lake Rotorua in New Zealand. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A redwood forest grows alongside Lake Rotorua in New Zealand. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Seagulls take flight alongside Lake Rotorua in New Zealand. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A Maori boat docks in Rotorua, New Zealand Monday, December 23, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Rotorua, New Zealand Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Auckland, New Zealand Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Auckland, New Zealand Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Queenstown, New Zealand Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Polar plungers run out of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Sunset over Lake Te Anau Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Sunset over Lake Te Anau Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A Sea Kayak Fiordland tour group watches as the sun rises above Lady Bowen Falls Thursday, December 26, 2013. The Bowen River runs for 8 kilometers before cascading more than 530 feet into Milford Sound. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A lupine field on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Carol and Tom Ciaglo paddle their kayak into Milford Sound after hiking to Lady Bowen Falls during a Sea Kayak Fiordland tour December 26, 2013. The sound, which boasts mountain peaks that rise to a mile above sea level, runs for 15 kilometers before emptying into the Tasman Sea. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A rainbow is cast in the mist from Lady Bowen Falls that feeds into the head of Milford Sound on New Zealand's South Island. Milford Sound is home to seals, penguins, dolphins and whales. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A waterfall on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A Sea Kayak Fiordland tour group watches as the sun rises above Lady Bowen Falls Thursday, December 26, 2013. The Bowen River runs for 8 kilometers before cascading more than 530 feet into Milford Sound. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A penguin sits on the rocks in Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A waterfall on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A boardwalk trail winds around a river on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A lupine field on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A lupine field on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand Thursday, December 26, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Queenstown, New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A bungee jumper dives off the Kawarau Bridge in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Wanaka, New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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The sun sets over Mount Aspiring in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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The sun sets over Lake Wanaka in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Sheep graze along the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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People cross a hanging bridge over the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Sheep graze next to Wishbone Falls along the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Sheep jump through Wishbone Falls along the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Max Ciaglo explores Wishbone Falls along the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Max Ciaglo explores Wishbone Falls along the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Katie Ciaglo explores Wishbone Falls along the Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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The Matukituki River in New Zealand Friday, December 27, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A tour group hikes along Fox Glacier Monday, December 30, 2013. Fox Glacier, located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the South Island, travels 13 kilometers before ending among the rainforest just 300 meters above sea level. Fox's sister glacier, the Franz Josef Glacier, is a 20 minute drive to the North. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Moss covered rocks sit along the trail to the terminal face of the Fox Glacier Monday, December 30, 2013. On average, the area surrounding the glacier sees up to 30 feet of rainfall per year. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Visitors climb the trail to Fox Glacier in New Zealand Monday, December 30, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Waterfalls cascade into a lake near Fox Glacier in New Zealand Monday, December 30, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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A New Zealand pigeon near Lake Matheson in New Zealand Monday, December 30, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Fox Glacier in New Zealand Monday, December 30, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Fox Glacier in New Zealand Monday, December 30, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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Waterfalls along the trail to Franz Josef Glacier Monday, December 30, 2013. Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette

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