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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Pelican over Lake Nakuru

Kenya’s Lake Nakuru supports lots of wildlife around its edges. This Pelican was about to land on a nearby sandbank, and soared majestically over hundreds of other birds. Under the morning sun the colours were very muted. This image was made during our 2011 African LuminOdyssey.

Sunbathers

These beauties were lounging around in the 11pm sunshine (which was actually relatively warm). This image was made during our 2011 Arctic LuminOdyssey. We’re returning to Svalbard in late June this year!

Chobe sunset

At the end of a long day, having photographed these elephants crossing the water as dusk approached, the sunset colours were magical! This was taken during our 2013 Botswana LuminOdyssey.

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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Committee meeting

Yesterday’s “gulp of shags” made me think about collective nouns. Vultures are an interesting example, with lots of different ones (e.g. wake, jury, vortex) depending on what the birds are doing. A simpler collective noun is a “committee” of vultures. It looks like someone interrupted the meeting! These White-backed Vultures were …

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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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