Do I Look Grumpy? - Rare Yellow Eyed Penguin - NZ by AndreaEL

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Our amazing adventure to Kaka Point.
The seaweed danced like a magic carpet on the waves as we wandered slowly along the deserted beach. Variable Oystercatchers made themselves invisible amongst the black of the seaweed that lay scattered along the shoreline. A few lively insect-eating Pipit birds with their rapid repeated to-and-fro movements and constant bobbing action seemed to us in time with the lapping of the waves. A few Pied Stilts stood like daddy long legs against the scattered rocks, while the masked plover introduced himself with a loud call as he flew off over the cliff top.
For a moment my hubby (Keith) said he felt like Tom Hanks in “Cast Away”, nothing but the sound of the breakers pounding the rocks and creating an endless swirl of foam, the gulls shrieking overhead, the crackle of loose stones beneath our rubber soled boots, the untouched bush line reaching up into the sky, occasionally punctuated by a gigantic chalkboard of sheer rock just crying out to the wind for more eternal art work.
We crouched, walked, climbed, and scrambled as unobtrusively as possible stalking numerous native birds, some willing to pose for a photograph while others soared high above us till they were out of sight.
Much to our delight a single Yellow Eyed Penguin was on the deserted little bay. I was delighted to meet this rare and endangered fellow for for the first time. His facial expression looked grumpy in this photograph, but I guess it is difficult to smile with a beak like that…..
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 April 2011
Kaka Point Southland New Zealand

Do I Look Grumpy? – Rare Yellow Eyed Penguin

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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

  • vbk70
    vbk70almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot :)

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic work Andrea!

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...almost 4 years ago

    Thats a really great find and wonderful photography :-)

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome portrait and a magnificent capture

  • Thank you Robert for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodalmost 4 years ago

    wow this is so awesome Andrea, well done

  • Thank you Wayne for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Wow! A wonderful capture of this unusual bird! National Geographic will be after your photos!

  • That would be a dream come true Dot. Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful detailed, colorful capture Andrea

  • Thank you Larry

    – AndreaEL

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 4 years ago

    A penguin with attitude! Great shot!

  • Thank you Shulie for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombalmost 4 years ago

    What a really cool shot – WOW – then of course I see who took it…..what a surprise! LOL This is great

  • You are so funny Loree, you say the sweetest things. Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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