In mid May 2016 I went on a pelagic bird watching trip on a boat off the bottom end of New Zealand’s north island int Palliser Bay. Albatross, Mollymawks, shearwaters and petrels galore. The Alberts and Mollies were stunning, and present in huge numbers. At one stage we neared a trawler hauling up a catch and someone counter 80 from the albatross tribe on view at once.
I bought a job lot of a Sony NEX-7 camera, lenses and other gear. It’s been fun playing with a decent camera, but learning to use it properly will take a while. Here are some pics from the Wellington south coast on 10 and 11 May 2014. The mountain in the background of pics 9, 10 & 11 is Tapuae-o-Uenuku. It is 2,880m (9,500 ft) and about 110 km (67 miles) from Wellington where the photo was taken. Continue reading