|Takahe. Larger-than-life replica of the endangered Takahe. |
A native bird only known from a small area of Murchison Mtns.
in Fiordland. They have now reared some in captivity.
|These two guys walked along theTe Anau beach with a box of beer |
and their fishing rods, and ambled out to the end of the pier at about 5pm.
They were still there at 10:30 pm.
|View across Lake Te Anau from Luxmore Cave.|
|En route back from Luxmore Cave in the evening.|
|Looking west from Wilmot Pass to Doubtful Sound.|
|Navigating the route out to the Tasman Sea.|
|Fur Seals (okay, black dots) on islands at entrance to Doubtful Sound.|
This is the Tasman Sea. Next stop East Antarctica!
|Rock avalanche / tree avalanche scars. There was a big earthquake here in 2003,|
and the scars that have started to revegetate largely formed during the earthquake. the recent (white)
one is about a year old - related to extra-heavy rain.