Stunning. In case you were wondering, the second picture has New Zealand in the background. How cool!
It is the top section of the South Island, plus the bottom point of the North Island, where the city of Wellington is. Christchurch, where I lived for a few years, is next to the the lump on the right hand side of the bottom edge. The section of water between the islands is 'Cook Strait'. So if you want to find it on Google Earth this should give you enough points to search on.