Underside of Silver Fern ponga. This unique New Zealand fern became an icon on NZ butter, cheese, tobacco and the railcar on the Main Trunk Line between Auckland and Wellington. NZ was once known as Fernland.
Vineyards crisscross the sunny Wairau Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand's premier wine-growing district. The sun-drenched, sheltered plains of the valley, with its long autumns and crisp winters, produce a unique grape and more than 70 percent of New Zealand's wine. Photograph by Robert Harding World Imagery/Alamy, December 23, 2014