Endangered South Island Blue Duck -Whio (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos)
Photo and caption by Elké Lackner
While hiking on the Milford Track in the South of New Zealand I was searching for the "Blue Duck". On my last day finally I was able to find this rare bird in the early near one of the mountain rivers during the early morning hours.
Location: Milford Track on the South Island in New Zealand