This special penguin with its yellow eye.
Superb Hoiho (the Mauri name for yellow-eyed) portrait.
Thank you, also for the Mauri name). The yellow-eyed is rather shy, and you should avoid to disturb it on its way from the sea to the forest, but this one was passing by rather close. Greetings, Mats.
Very interesting bird!
You photographed it well!
Thanks. This is on of the most rare penguins (there are 17 different species, where around 5 are special to New Zealand), and one of the most rare birds. It is also very shy, in opposite to most other penguins. So I am glad I managed it to catch it without disturbing it too much. Greetings, Mats.
What a bird! your user is in my favorites!
Thank you very much. Yes it is a very special penguin. Greetings, Mats.
Thank you Frits. I see from your gallery (and I know it anyhow) that you have got winter in Holland this year, will come back to your gallery. Hopefully you will get an Elfstedentocht this year. I was formerly employed by Philips and have visited Holland a number of times (in the middle/end of the 80s), so I like the country (even if it is flat). Greetings from Sweden, Mats.
Hello. I am a long distance skating fan, i.e. to go out in the nature (either lakes or the archipelago) and staying out all day, making tours between 20-80 km. I am also a tour leader on such trips. When I was young I liked to follow speedskating on TV, with the good Dutch people (Ard Schenk etc.), the Norwegians and the Swedes.
There are some Dutch people coming here on long weekends, to enjoy the trips in the nature instead of going round on a track.
The last weeks we have unfortunately snow on all ices, but there are some tracks. E.g. 80 km between Uppsala and Stockholm, and next week there will some similar race, Vikingarännet, as the Elfstedentocht.
I have seen films from the Elfstedentocht, and I was also in Holland, in business, when the race was held twice in the middle of the 80s. It seems to be real festivities. I would like to go on the channels in Holland some time.
Now I will do a ski trip instead.
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