NZ Fern Pictures

by Brigitte

Unfurling Fern Frond

Unfurling Fern Frond

NZ fern pictures are just a part of New Zealand. There are more than 190 fern species home in New Zealand of those around 100 grow in the Waitakere Ranges.

Fern leaves often inspire logos in sport, government, and private companies. Traditional and contemporary art, illustrations, and carvings are inspired by the fern feature, too.

The symbolic meaning carried by an unfolding fern frond is new beginnings, growing, and balance.

They have an inspirational effect on me, too. I am fascinated by their perfection. The various greens, shapes, and sizes they come in. Their hight is impressive from ground cover to 20 metres like the black tree fern.

Ponga or silver fern tree are common throughout New Zealand and grow well in drier forest areas and on slopes.

fern crown

This shot presented itself, while passing the fern crown on a slope with a magnificent view into the crown and its unfurling fern fronds. This was a rare opportunity.

tree fern glade

A roof of tree ferns the perfect sun protection on hot summer days during a hike on one of the many trails in the Waitakere Ranges. I hope you do enjoy these pictures as much as I do.



Thanks Brigitte, for these great pictures. I must admit the koru as the unfurling frond is called in Maori is one of my favourite's, too. I like especially some of the pounamu interpretations.

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