Welcome to zeaside.kiwi, a small stock-photo collection with an emphasis on images of New Zealand´s unique native forests. The collection´s been online since 2001. Additionally, this is also a general stock photo collection of nature, urban and landscape photography from elsewhere around the world.

I am a Berlin based occasional photographer with an affinity to the New Zealand Outdoors and I have trekked many of the lesser known paths through smaller patches and pockets of native forest remainders, specifically in the North Island. Those are mostly isolated miniature forest islands, endangered by ever encroaching damaging farming practices, aggressive clear cut methods in immediately adjacent Pine plantations, by climate change, droughts and freak weather events, by mass tourism, roads, traffic and light pollution. Yet, they demonstrate what has been lost and what could still be regained. 

This is a personal collection of images for a global audience.

The collection aims to bolster conservation efforts in benefit of New Zealand´s diverse native forest remainders. Zeaside.Kiwi extends the sounds & sights of Aotearoa´s forests into the World Wide Web, thus educating the unsuspecting web-surfer and serving as an off-the-beaten-track stock-photo source for curious editors and researchers.

Enjoy the site and thanks for surfing by!   

Zeaside.Kiwi is a free-of-charge stock-photo source for Forest & Bird NZ and environmental organisations, education and research, aiming to contribute to the protection of native or natural forests around the world (enquire within). All images at Zeaside.Kiwi are copyright protected by international law. Please respect the copyright. By doing so, you support the ongoing presence of this little project.If you decide to license any image from this site for your editorial, commercial or educational work, at least 20% of the licensing fee will be donated to Forest & Bird Society of New Zealand or any other NZ conservation organisation of your choice.

Licensing & Download

Zeaside.Kiwi is a private and personal project. Although it has no commercial emphasis, all images on this site can be obtained in a variety of formats that may suit your requirements.

The easiest and quick way to license and download images from this website is to add the respective image(s) as (a) favorite(s) to a lightbox (look out for a button "Add to favorites" when looking at an image in full or in preview). Through the lightbox functionality, you can request a quote. You would then receive a quote in your e-mail inbox. From here, you could accept the offer right away and go to your download and checkout page straight away.

Or you simply get in touch by e-mail.

Rights Managed licenses will spell out the exact usage terms for an aquired image (form of publication, duration and circulation, dimension, file format, pricing etc).

Aquired images will not contain a visible watermark.

To license an image by e-mail: Please provide the URL or name of the image(s), your intended use of the image(s) and your e-mail contact information. I will reply by e-mail within one or two days (also depending on your present time zone).

Meta data and color space

All images show meta info on the source file size and dimension (when you view an image in single image view mode -> click on an image). This data implicates the best possible quality of an image available on short notice. Images are JPEG in sRGB color space on the webserver. Some images are available as 8 Bit TIFF in AdobeAGB instantly from the server. You can find out by looking into the keywords of single images or by simply filtering all images by keywords "TIFF" or "AdobeRGB". Most images on Zeaside.Kiwi can be made available in any required color space, file format and even in RAW format. Just email me.