Between November and February lupins bloom across the central South Island of New Zealand. This was my first time capturing them on the banks of Lake Tekapo. This rainbow palette of flowers attracts thousands of tourists to the area. It is said this was thanks to a farmer’s wide who thought the region could do with a bit more colour. Sadly these wildflowers are an invasive weed that has a negative effect on native plants, birds and other wildlife. I first remember seeing them growing on the side of Milford Road. In some areas there are thousands of these flowers carpeting the landscape.