Sun bathing happily on the Nee Islets at the mouth of Doubtful Sound. Most of the fur seals didn’t seem to bothered as our large boat slowly approached them. This little seal was either hungry or camera shy (I suspect both). Taking wildlife photographs like this can be very challenging from a moving boat, long lens or no long lens.
Otago is a region in the south east of New Zealand’s South Island. The largest city is Dunedin, which I drove through on Christmas Day. The Otago Peninsula is a short drive east of the city and famous for its history and wildlife. Sadly, I didn’t see any Royal Albatross. The above photograph was taken from Highcliff Road near Sandymount looking south out to the South Pacific Ocean. In the foreground are 3 of New Zealand’s 32 million sheep.
There are many forms of transport in Cambodia. An elephant is a popular choice for tourists. This was taken just near to the Terrace of Elephants in Angkor Thom. Even after the best part of a month traveling around Asia this was the only area I came across elephants. They don’t take people very far, just around the four sides of the temple. The main way to travel around the local town of Siem Reap and the temples at Angkor is using Tuk Tuk. If you haven’t already, check out my video that I captured on my phone whilst being driven around the national park on a Tuk Tuk.
According to my tour guide, Koalas seem to wake up to eat between 11am and mid day. So we stopped near Kennett River on the Great Ocean Road just before Apollo Bay. I had read that see ing Koala’s in the wild is very rare but within less than twenty minutes not only had I seen three of these creatures but two were awake. Obviously being wild there were high in the trees making it more challenging to get a good photograph, this was the best I could come up with.