It was 14 months ago I saw the Lone Tree on Lake Wanaka. We search throughout Wanaka looking for the tree. Photographers in Queenstown has made the tree very popular with tourist by selling prints of the tree in the art shows. That was how I discovered the tree. I only had a rainy afternoon and the next morning to take pictures of the tree. The tree looks extraordinary in its environment by the way it is frame with the shore and trees in a semi-circle on the left and the mountains in the background. In Florida and south Georgia, it is common to see trees growing in shadow lakes and swamps but not as colorful and flamboyant as the lone tree of Lake Wanaka.