SNARES CRESTED PENGUIN, EUDYPTES ROBUSTUS
The Snares crested penguin breeds only on the Snares Islands, about 200 kilometres south west of New Zealand’s mainland. Listed as vulnerable on the IUCN’s red list, landing here is restricted to official researchers and of course the native wildlife. This one was photographed offshore on its way home.
Snares Islands, Southern Ocean
Nikon d750, Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6, 1/1250, f/6.3, ISO 800, UV filter, handheld from a zodiacby Doug Gimesy, Victoria