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Taken 14-Mar-13
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Keywords:New Zealand, fiordland, murchison, mountains, takahe, survey, staff, conservation, phil, marsh, jo, leddington, saddle, valley, tussock
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Dimensions4368 x 2912
Original file size10.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken15-Mar-13 07:56
Date modified19-Mar-13 10:15
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D
Focal length24 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Conservation staff on tussock saddle 1

Conservation staff on tussock saddle 1

Up on a saddle over Takahe Valley, conservation staff Jo Leddington & Phil Marsh prepare to search for the endangered takahe.

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. The wild population is sadly declining with less than 100 takahe surviving here today.