Stewart Island Shags (cormorants), nesting

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Comments (8)

walkaboutwest on October 6, 2007

Oh, fantastic shot, Marilyn! Where were you standing when you took the photo? Don't tell me you're a rock climber as well as a great photographer ;)!

Marilyn Whiteley on October 6, 2007

I took this at a place you would love, Eve. The highest point is an albatross nesting area. Visitors can't go there at this time of year, but we enjoyed seeing albatrosses in flight.

On nearby cliffs that are slightly lower but still high above the sea the Stewart Island cormorants nest. The views are spectacular, but I was especially appreciative of my digital ultrazoom Olympus (not a DSLR) for giving me this view!

Daniela Brocca on October 6, 2007

How lovely, Marilyn.The nature downunder is wonderful.Ciao Daniela

walkaboutwest on October 6, 2007

Thank you for the interesting link, Marilyn. I would love to go to New Zealand for about a hundred reasons, the hiking, geology, trout, birds among them and your photos inspire me further!

Lilypon on October 6, 2007

WOW magnificent!!!!

Marilyn Whiteley on October 6, 2007

Thanks, Pam, for your visit and your comments.

Nawitka on October 23, 2007

Ah, that's what the nests look like! Ours nest in smaller caves, so we can't see what's going on. What a fantastic shot!

Tony Reid on April 4, 2008

Ah, Stewart Island. Such a big place, and hardly any roads. I was there working, so didn't really have an opportunity to take too many photos. Especially shots like this.

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Photo taken in 1260 Harington Point Rd, Harington Point 9077, New Zealand

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    by Marilyn Whiteley