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Fiordland: New Zealand’s Southern Sanctuary



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Safe Haven, At Last
Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt

Secure on the rocky shore of Fiordland’s northwestern coast, fur seals bask unmolested. It wasn’t always so. Discovered in great abundance by early explorers, fur seals were slaughtered so indiscriminately for their pelts that by 1830 the seals were all but exterminated. Protected today, they are thriving.



Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: Nikkor 20-35mm zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light





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