Hunting Pipit

This Auckland Island Pipit was found hunting through the grass on New Zealand’s Enderby Island. It’s similar to the pipits we get here in Australia, although there are apparently calls to classify it has a separate species rather than as a subspecies. They’re quite bold birds: not as skittish as …

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Meet Gerald

Gerald is an Auckland Island Banded Dotterel (the endemic subspecies of the Banded Dotterel). I photographed him on New Zealand’s Enderby Island (part of the Auckland group) last December. I made this photograph with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II and a Sigma 120-300mm/2.8 lens while walking around the island. …

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A gulp of Shags

These Auckland Island Shags are a species endemic to the Auckland Islands, where I photographed this group last December. The difference in colour between the juveniles and adults is quite striking. A “gulp” is the collective noun for cormorants/shags. We will be returning to this location in December 2016 as …

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Subantarctic adventure part 1 – Auckland Islands

In December 2016 LuminOdyssey are running another photography workshop tour to some of the World-Heritage-listed subantarctic islands south of New Zealand. Like some of our other workshops, we will be travelling on a ship with other tourists. In this case the ship (Heritage Expeditions‘ Spirit of Enderby) carries almost 50 passengers, of …

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