Photograph by Frans Lanting
Hundreds of miles from the nearest iceberg, a yellow-eyed penguin waddles past forest fernsone of many oddities that are the norm in New Zealand. Six penguin species thrive in this island nation, home to some of the worlds strangest endemic birds. It ranks as a biodiversity hotspot due to threats to native plants and animals from introduced mammals, human encroachment, and habitat destruction. One example: Studies suggest that New Zealands forests have shrunk about 80 percent from what they once were.
Film Type: Ektachrome
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
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Time of Day: Dark
Lighting Techniques: Fill-in flash