16cm trumpet shell feeding on a cushion star
When I first found this shell it was high and dry on the rocks and I picked it up thinking it was just the empty shell. When I found that it was still alive I put it into a rock pool and watched it over several days. This photo was early evening on our last night before heading home. Camera settings were f8, 1/80 shutter, ISO 6400, 200mm focal length.
female paradise shelduck
cute and inquisitive
This is the season for foals and there were several very young ones. I can also remember seeing this mare when she was a foal - her four white stockings are distinctive.
bright blue again
after the storm
"as I was saying...."
The kelp holdfast has washed up into a rock pool so that all the life attached to it was visible from above the water. This was a rare opportunity to see live barnacles opening and closing..
nz dotterel checking me out
This page highlights one photo from each outing. The subjects will vary - it will be whatever caught my eye or was most special on that day.