Blue Duck at sunset

THREATENED SPECIES

Driving home late one afternoon from Milford Sound I spotted a pair of Blue Ducks right by the road in the Hollyford River. The valley was already in shadow but there was enough light for us to photograph for around an hour. This image was one of the last I took as the colours of the sunset were reflected in the water of the river.

Hollyford River, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Canon 40D, 500mm, 1/100, f5.6, ISO 400

Status: The Blue Duck is listed as nationally Endangered in New Zealand

by Andy Trowbridge, New Zealand