GOING HOME

SNARES CRESTED PENGUIN, EUDYPTES ROBUSTUS

STATUS: VULNERABLE

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 zodiac 

by Doug Gimesy, Victoria