Taken 25-Nov-12
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Keywords:New Zealand, Otago, katiki, point, moeraki, peninsula, reserve, wildlife, blue, fairy, little, penguin, burrow
Photo Info

Dimensions4666 x 3111
Original file size8.66 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken25-Nov-12 19:32
Date modified26-Nov-12 19:46
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal length100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Little blue penguin burrow 1

Little blue penguin burrow 1

A man-made blue penguin burrow on the tip of the Moeraki Peninsula in North Otago, New Zealand. Sea birds are a feature of Katiki Point Wildlife Management Reserve including; yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho, little penguin/kororā, various gulls and cormorants. The rock platforms below support a large colony of New Zealand fur seals/kekeno.

The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) is the smallest species of penguin in the world and is found on the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand. In New Zealand, they are also called Little Blue Penguins, or just Blue Penguins, owing to their slate-blue plumage; but in Australia they are usually referred to as Fairy Penguins, because of their tiny size.