Tie Dye Arch – The Pinnacles

South of the Poor Knights stand a crop of rocky spires called The Pinnacles. Under the largest is a cathedral-like cavern called Tie Dye Arch, named for the kaleidoscope of colours that clad every surface like graffiti.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Blue maomao throng in the half-light, along with demoiselles, rays, trevally and other schooling fish. It’s an object lesson in why marine reserves matter.

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