Taken 15-Mar-13
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Keywords:New Zealand, fiordland, murchison, mountains, takahe, survey, helicopter, taxi, flight, jo, leddington, phil, marsh
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Dimensions4368 x 2912
Original file size10.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken15-Mar-13 15:34
Date modified19-Mar-13 09:51
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D
Focal length24 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/640 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Helicopter pickup from the Murchison Mountains 1

Helicopter pickup from the Murchison Mountains 1

High above the bushline over-looking Lake Te Anau, conservation staff prepare to board the alpine taxi courtesy of Fiordland Helicopters for the short flight back to Te Anau from the Murchison Mountains.

The Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri) is a flightless rail weighing up to 3kg. They were believed extinct until a dramatic rediscovery in 1948 by Geoffrey Orbell, in the Murchison Mountains of Fiordland. Endemic to New Zealand, a remnant population still survives in the subalpine grasslands of the Murchison Mountains.