CONSERVATION SUPERSTARS

BROWN TEAL

ANAS AUCKLANDICA

STATUS: VULNERABLE

These birds represent a successful conservation story where huge obstacles were overcome to put in place actions that have reversed the declines of many once-threatened species. To see them happily dabbling among the giant kelp was one of those ‘holy grail’ moments for me.

Enderby Island, New Zealand
Nikon D800, Nikon 80–400 VR ED 4.5–5.6, 1/800, f/7.1, ISO 3200, handheld

by Henry Cook