Yellow-eyed Penguin salute

THREATENED SPECIES – Winner

After photographing the sunset, a couple of Yellow-eyed Penguins returned from the sea. I exchanged my wide-angle lens for a telephoto to capture some of their behaviour. The seabed they were standing on is petrified wood, remnants of an ancient forest. Who would have thought one could ever see a penguin on a tree?

Curio Bay, Catlins, New Zealand

Canon 5D MkII, Canon 300mm f/4L IS lens, 0.4 seconds, f5.6, ISO 800, Gitzo tripod

by Kah Kit Yoong, Victoria