Gee wizard! Lord of the rings fan travels 15,000 km dressed as gandalf!

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A Lord of the Rings fan travelled 15,000 km dressed as GANDALF to visit iconic film locations.

Akhil Suhas, from India, spent six months touring New Zealand after watching the film five times and falling in love with it.

The 21-year-old used a self-timer to catch himself in the shots, which are spread across the North and South island.

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He said: “Having a person in an image gives a scale and connects the viewer to the landscape, so I wanted a recurring subject in my photos.

“When you have so many photographers visiting the country, I figured that I needed to do something to set me apart.

“Then, I was watching the Lord of the Rings for the fifth time and then the idea struck.”

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Akhil, who studied at the University of Auckland, added: “New Zealand has the most diverse set of landscapes given the size of the country.

“Before I started this journey, I thought to myself it doesn’t matter that I might spend a bit of money of this trip, I have my whole life ahead of me to earn money.

“At the end of the day, your memories last longer than material things.”

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