tussock land. Gives the impression of being a hard life for a plant.
Because we did the trip in late winter, the sun angle is still quite low. As a result, lens flair is a bit of an issue - a lens hood would have been a good idea. I used a Lensmate Adaptor so I could fit a UV filter to protects the camera lens and zoom-mechanism from dust etc. A UV filter is probably a good idea if you're going to spend a lot of time in the open air viewing carriage. In this case the UV filter may be increasing the likely hood of visible flair.