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FIORDLAND CRESTED PENGUIN, EUDYPTES PACHYRHYNCHUS

Less than 2,500 breeding pairs of Fiordland crested penguins now exist. They are unique amongst penguins in that they breed and nest north of the subtropical convergence in the temperate rainforests of New Zealand’s rugged southwest coast and its outlying islands. Coming back to shore is not always easy.

North of Haast, West Coast, New Zealand (South Island)

Nikon d750, Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6, 1/2000, f/5.6, ISO 320, UV filter, handheld

by Doug Gimesy, Victoria