February Photo Challenge: Embracing your location

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    Aaltje B.

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    Aaltje B.

    Oistercatchers: " Three at once"  at Kaka Point Beach, South Otago New Zealand.

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    Aaltje B.

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    Mashi Niwarthana

    Wow. It's a cute picture.  I love birds. 💜

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    Aaltje B.

    Finally succeeded! PFEW!

    At Roaring Bay, almost distinct, only a few left.

    Yellow-eyed Penguins. 

    The young chicks have been brought to Dunedin University research centre to feed them extra since they were underweight so we didn't see them. I have been told this penguin on this photo is one of the young ones from last year. not sure if it is a boy or girl.

    When big enough and strong the young penguins will be put back, so hopefully next year I will see the whole group, who knows.  

    I have been up and down quite a few times from my home to Roaring Bay which is about 16.5 km, and battling with light lenses tripod and space, since it was getting really dark, and not allowed to used flash lights. very busy with people interested in taking photo's from all over the world.  This one was iso 640. Just before dawn. I feel so proud! 

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    Aaltje B.

    Thank you Ranjithgalappaththi53

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    M Adamopoulou

    Wow!!!-Aaltje-B- what a success!!! Your penguin is so beautiful,  it deserved all the effort you have done.... Hope University research centre can help your penguins survive.  I love them, they are so fascinating loving creatures.

    Thanks for sharing your picture...

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    Aaltje B.

    Thank you Maria. We have to photograph from a hide which is on higher ground looking down on the beach about 50 meters away, with very small windows that can open wide to take photo's and to rest camera in the window sill and we can all stand in a row, that goes from high (for tall people) to low. 

    There was a double row of people, all juggling their camera's and trying to get the right settings, since it quickly got very dark. 

    The penguins are very shy and very quickly disturbed so there are signs saying we shouldn't climb on the rocks to get closer, we can't have access to the beach after certain times, no use of flashes, don't talk loud etc. So when people do that, there is a chance of one of them showing up after being in the deep ocean to catch their fish. They come ashore from 4 pm onwards to even after 9 pm. It was so lucky to be in time and allowed space by one person who gave way so I could have a peak. Thank you lady!  Who knows this is the last picture I can make before it is winter here. But I will go again soon and try to get more pictures. They move after coming out of the water and clean up their feathers that look like wet velvet.

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    M Adamopoulou

    Aaltje B. Thank you so much for sharing with us your spectacular experience. You described it so detailed that I felt as if I was there with you. You are a fantastic story teller!!!!
    Wish you can share more pictures with us....

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    Strand Homestay

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    Strand Homestay

    WATER SPORTS~So Sri Lanka! The paradise island with golden sandy beaches all around Water sports is #1 experience!

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    Bandara Hotels & Resorts

    Brooke Thank you, and Very thank you for all your vote.

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    michael beeston

    Bandara....................Damn well done..congrats..Michael and Rita.

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    Bandara Hotels & Resorts

    michael beeston Thank you.

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    M Adamopoulou

    Bandara Congratulations Unbeatable....
    Have a cheerful weekend and Happy Spring...

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    Bandara Hotels & Resorts

    M Adamopoulou Dear M, thank you.

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    M Adamopoulou

    It’s always a pleasure Bandara... Can’t wait to see your coffee and tea arrangements. When I had visited your fabulous country I was amazed with all the delicatessen food they served us.
    Excellent service....Delicious food was so nice decorated I couldn’t get my eyes off.
    Be happy my friend...

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