Layers in sedimentary rock Munro Beach South Island New Zealand
Commemorative monument to Captain Cook Ships Cove South Island New Zealand
Dusky dolphin Lagemorhynchus obscurus Queen Charlotte Sound South Island New Zealand
Kea Nestor notabilis a parrot endemic to New Zealand at Arthur's Pass railway station South Island New Zealand
Great mountain buttercup Ranunculus lyallii Hooker Valley Trail New Zealand

New Zealand is a wonderful place to visit for a wildlife holiday or to photograph the locations and wildlife.  This talk takes the form of a tour that I co-led to this island nation.  It visits coastal locations and smaller islands for those fabulous ocean wanderers, Albatrosses, including the Wandering Albatross, the species with the longest wingspan in the World.  Plus there are other species of seabirds and we then travel  through the atmospheric forests of Southern Beech, Kauri and Tree Ferns.

There are glaciers to be seen in the Southern Alps and we visit the lower slopes of Aoraki or Mount Cooke, the mountain that Sir Edmond Hillary used as training for his ascent of Mount Everest in 1953.

Many endemic species have come close to extinction (including Black Stilt which had a population of just 120 in the wild in the year I visited) due to introduced predators which the Government is working hard to eradicate.  Many of the other rarities will be mentioned during this talk which is given alongside beautiful images.

If you would like to book this or any other of my talks, please telephone me or send me an email.  Sending an email can be done via my 'contact me' page.

Salvin's albatross Thalassarche salvini taking off from sea New Zealand
Fiordland crested penguin Eudyptes pachyrhynchus on rocky shore New Zealand
Blue  duck Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos pair with four ducklings by river New Zealand
Lake Pukaki with Mount Cook beyond Southern Alps South Island New Zealand