PHOTO: BRUNO LONG
Shooting for the “DreamRide” series has taken our team to some very unique locations the past two years, and the third installment was no different. Spending over a month in New Zealand had our intrepid crew zigzagging over both islands, travelling South to North. In the final days of the trip, we found ourselves at the Te Paki sand dunes, near the northernmost tip of New Zealand. The 10-kilometer-long and 1-kilometer-wide strip of desert is a natural oddity that fit in perfectly with the peculiar mindset for “DreamRide.” We were greeted with driving rain and strong winds, coating our bags and camera gear with sand. Working in these conditions was not ideal, but with any project like this, perseverance usually pays off. It did so once again in this image Mike Hopkins, one of the only usable frames in two trips to this spot.