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Taken 14-Jan-11
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Keywords:alpine, Alpine zone, Fiordland, Lake Orbell, lakes, Location, mountains, Murchison Mountains, New Zealand, Takahe Valley, wilderness, ross, curtis
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Dimensions4896 x 3264
Original file size12.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken14-Jan-11 09:51
Date modified31-Jan-12 09:28
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal length24 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Ross & Fern by Lake Orbell

Ross & Fern by Lake Orbell

Ross Curtis & species dog 'Fern' on the shores of Lake Orbell in Takahe Valley.

The Murchison Mountains are located to the west of Lake Te Anau in Fiordland National Park. The rediscovery in 1948 of the takahe, a large, flightless rail; generated considerable international interest and prompted the New Zealand Government to declare the Murchison Range of 50,000 hectares, as a "Special Area". There are tight restrictions upon access in this area and with extensive predator trapping and deer control, it is a haven for a wealth of native fauna and flora such as takahe, mohua and whio.