We asked, and you delivered. Hundreds of photographers across Aotearoa New Zealand have submitted in our annual Golden Hour photography competition, and the results are jaw dropping.
Aro Digital has been running Golden Hour for three years as a wholesome competition to welcome summer with beautiful imagery of the country we live in. It’s our way of brightening everyone’s time online – and celebrating the fantastic photographers searching for the perfect light from Cape Reinga to Fiordland.
Our team has whittled down from over 500 incredible submissions to 40 finalists across four categories. Now, it’s time for you to vote for your favourites.
We’ve collated the top 40 submissions of sunrises, sunsets, wildlife and wildcards ready for your review. Take a look at them below, visit our voting page, and pick who you think should win in 2023.
Best of all? By voting, you go in to win some incredible prizes from some of our partners, including VIP Hurricanes tickets!
So what are you waiting for? See the finalists below, get voting, and get your camera ready to enter in 2024.
Looking for the best sunrises in New Zealand? Check out these gorgeous shots that showcase the beauty of dawn in Aotearoa!
Where are the best sunsets in New Zealand? These delightful dusk shots have us swooning.
Iconic locations for a golden hour pet photoshoot? Whether you love birds, dogs, or horses, these sunrise and sunset photos put wildlife in their best light.
The Wildcard category is all about celebrating the unique eye of photographers and the unexpected shots that wow'ed us.