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Majestic Royal Albatross in flight  
   

Majestic Royal Albatross in flight

It's hard to describe just how huge these birds are - over 10 feet in wingspan as M wrote in this blog! I couldn't get a shot of him or his friends next to smaller birds, but you can get an idea from this one. They are very elegant in flight also - they almost don't move their wings at all and just glide
In Search of The Penguins

March 10th 2006
With our last few days in New Zealand, we took our car down the south east coast to the otago peninsula. The journey had one purpose (in my mind)- to see as many penguins, albatross, sea lions, and fur seals as possible. Well, the dream came true, and we were psyched to be up close, seeing these amazing sea mammals and birds in nature. We stayed at a place called Larnach Castle, which the locals ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Otago » Central Otago

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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