A selection of images taken at night by Wellington photographer Grant Sheehan in his new book The Night Watchers.
Feature image: An Aurora Australis to the South throws a red and yellow tone across the rising Milky Way near Tekapo.
Nikon DF, 14-24mm lens at 14mm, F2.8, 3200 iso, 40 sec;
Mangungu Mission House overlooks the Hokianga Harbour under a full moon and a spear-shaped cloud.
Nikon D810A, 14-24mm lens at 14mm, f/3.5, 640 iso, 6 sec.
Aurora Australis lights up Lake Wairarapa. The lights continued for around 15 minutes and were bright enough for shafts of ionized particles to be visible.
Nikon D810A, 14-24mm lens at 14mm, F2.8, ISO 5000, 20 Sec.
This memorial commemorates the New Zealand soldiers who made the crossing between the military camp in Featherston and Wellington between 1915-1919.
Nikon D810A, 14-24mm lens at 18mm, f/2.8, 3200 iso, 13 sec.
Ziggy Marley performs at the open air Ragamuffin Reggae Festival in Rotorua. Every so often a powerful spotlight would sweep across the audience, creating a strong backlighting effect that exposed a fascinating array of hairstyles and clouds of ganja smoke.
Nikon D7100, 50 mm lens, ISO 2000, f/3.2, ISO 640, 1/50 sec.
Mana Island, viewed from the old wharf at Plimmerton Boat Club, Porirua.
Nikon D850, 14-24mm lens at 14mm, f/2.8, iso 1600, 30 sec.
The Night Watchers by Grant Sheehan (Phantom House Books, $165) is available at Unity Books.