Part One

  • Empress Trees
    Empress Trees
    Paulownia tomentosa - an introduced tree from China.
    Motueka, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6039
    Larry Jackson
  • Common Hawthorn
    Common Hawthorn
    Crataegus monogyna - another introduced specie.
    Motueka, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6041
    Larry Jackson
  • Waterfall
    Waterfall
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6043
    Larry Jackson
  • Weka
    Weka
    Gallirallus australis - a flightless bird.
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6057
    Larry Jackson
  • Weka
    Weka
    Gallirallus australis - juvenile.
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6064
    Larry Jackson
  • Trail
    Trail
    Steady, gradual climb into the park.
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6071
    Larry Jackson
  • View
    View
    Looking toward Tasman Bay.
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6072
    Larry Jackson
  • Geoff & Forest
    Geoff & Forest
    Our guide gives perspective to the size of the trees in this old, pristine forest.
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6076
    Larry Jackson
  • Drooping Clubmoss
    Drooping Clubmoss
    Lycopodium varium - has two types of growth.
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6081
    Larry Jackson
  • Lichen & Moss
    Lichen & Moss
    Sticta sp & Moss
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6082
    Larry Jackson
  • Snow
    Snow
    At the top there was some nice snow.
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6089
    Larry Jackson
  • Hebe
    Hebe
    One of the 90 species.
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6092
    Larry Jackson
  • Prickly Shield Fern
    Prickly Shield Fern
    Polystichum vestitum
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6099
    Larry Jackson
  • Lichen
    Lichen
    Pseudocyphellaria homoeophylla
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6102
    Larry Jackson
  • Old Man's Beard
    Old Man's Beard
    Usnea longissima
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6103
    Larry Jackson
  • Mountain Neinei
    Mountain Neinei
    Dracophyllum traversii
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6107
    Larry Jackson
  • Filmy Fern
    Filmy Fern
    Hymenophyllum minimum - with a bit of lichen.
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6111
    Larry Jackson
  • Mountain Astelia
    Mountain Astelia
    Astelia nervosa - a variety of flax.
    Kahurangi National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6115
    Larry Jackson
  • Common Gorse
    Common Gorse
    Ulex europaeus - an introduced and invasive specie.
    Motueka, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6117
    Larry Jackson
  • Creek
    Creek
    Motueka, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6119
    Larry Jackson
  • Barn
    Barn
    Motueka, South Island, New Zealand, October 27, 2011
    2011-10-27#6120
    Larry Jackson
  • Mallards
    Mallards
    Anas platyrhynchos - female and juveniles outside our hotel room.
    St. Arnaud, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5689
    Larry Jackson
  • Mallards
    Mallards
    Anas platyrhynchos - juveniles
    St. Arnaud, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5694
    Larry Jackson
  • Mallards
    Mallards
    Anas platyrhynchos
    St. Arnaud, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5731
    Larry Jackson
  • Tui
    Tui
    Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae - nice looking bird.
    Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5737
    Larry Jackson
  • Kiokio Crook
    Kiokio Crook
    Blechnum novae-zelandiae - new fronds are called 'crooks'.
    Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5750
    Larry Jackson
  • Bellbird
    Bellbird
    Anthornis melanura - this bird has a fantastic call.
    Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5770
    Larry Jackson
  • Lake Nelson
    Lake Nelson
    Cold, clear mountain lake.
    Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#6125
    Larry Jackson
  • Puawhanganga
    Puawhanganga
    Clematis paniculata - many plants have Maori names.
    Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#6127
    Larry Jackson
  • Kiokio
    Kiokio
    Blechnum novae-zelandiae
    Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#6130
    Larry Jackson
  • Scrambling Clubmoss
    Scrambling Clubmoss
    Lycopodium volubile
    Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#6132
    Larry Jackson
  • Bracket Fungus
    Bracket Fungus
    Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#6133
    Larry Jackson
  • Small Waterfall
    Small Waterfall
    Pretty, radiating splash on the rock below.
    Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#6137
    Larry Jackson
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    Tursiops truncatus
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5773
    Larry Jackson
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    Tursiops truncatus
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5823
    Larry Jackson
  • Spotted Shag
    Spotted Shag
    Stictocarbo punctatus female.
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5802
    Larry Jackson
  • Blue Penguin
    Blue Penguin
    Eudyptula minor
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5829
    Larry Jackson
  • Spotted Shag
    Spotted Shag
    Stictocarbo punctatus - male.
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5854
    Larry Jackson
  • Australasian Gannets
    Australasian Gannets
    Morus serrator
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5863
    Larry Jackson
  • Spotted Shag
    Spotted Shag
    Stictocarbo punctatus - male.
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5865
    Larry Jackson
  • New Zealand Fur Seal
    New Zealand Fur Seal
    Arctocephalus forsteri - playfully swimming upside down near our boat.
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5879
    Larry Jackson
  • Mamaku
    Mamaku
    Cyathea medullaris - several of this tree fern.
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5889
    Larry Jackson
  • Spotted Shags
    Spotted Shags
    Stictocarbo punctatus - females.
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5907
    Larry Jackson
  • Caspian Tern
    Caspian Tern
    Sterna caspia - juvenile with incomplete dark cap.
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5920
    Larry Jackson
  • White-fronted Terns
    White-fronted Terns
    Sterna striata - adults and juveniles.
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5923
    Larry Jackson
  • Fluttering Shearwaters
    Fluttering Shearwaters
    Puffinus gavia
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5925
    Larry Jackson
  • Black Robin
    Black Robin
    Petroica traversi - a rare bird with most having leg bands for monitoring purposes.
    Motuara Island, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5956
    Larry Jackson
  • Bellbird
    Bellbird
    Anthornis melanura
    Motuara Island, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5961
    Larry Jackson
  • Bellbird
    Bellbird
    Anthornis melanura - bathing.
    Motuara Island, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5964
    Larry Jackson
  • Black Robin
    Black Robin
    Petroica traversi
    Motuara Island, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#5982
    Larry Jackson
  • Small Beach
    Small Beach
    Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand, October 28, 2011
    2011-10-28#6142
    Larry Jackson
  • Common Hawthorn
    Common Hawthorn
    Crataegus monogyna
    Awatere Valley, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6147
    Larry Jackson
  • Scotch Broom
    Scotch Broom
    Cytisus scoparius
    Awatere Valley, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6148
    Larry Jackson
  • Awatere Valley
    Awatere Valley
    As we head up the Black Birch Range.
    South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6151
    Larry Jackson
  • Red Deer
    Red Deer
    Cervus elaphus - introduced and mostly farmed for meat these days.
    Awatere Valley, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6017
    Larry Jackson
  • Sheep
    Sheep
    Ovis aries
    Awatere Valley, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6028
    Larry Jackson
  • View
    View
    Black Birch Range, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6155
    Larry Jackson
  • View
    View
    Black Birch Range, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6156
    Larry Jackson
  • Korikori (Butteercup) & Vegetable Sheep
    Korikori (Butteercup) & Vegetable Sheep
    Ranunculus insignis & Haastia pulvinaris - several plants share the name 'vegetable sheep'.
    Black Birch Range, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6162
    Larry Jackson
  • Mountain Daisy
    Mountain Daisy
    Celmisia semicordata - very pretty when in flower.
    Black Birch Range, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6169
    Larry Jackson
  • Lichen
    Lichen
    Black Birch Range, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6170
    Larry Jackson
  • Golden Spaniard
    Golden Spaniard
    Asiphylla aurea
    Black Birch Range, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6171
    Larry Jackson
  • Vegetable Sheep
    Vegetable Sheep
    Raoulia mammallaris - so named due its distant appearance.
    Black Birch Range, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6173
    Larry Jackson
  • Lichen
    Lichen
    Black Birch Range, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6175
    Larry Jackson
  • View
    View
    Heading back down.
    Black Birch Range, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6177
    Larry Jackson
  • Welcome Swallow
    Welcome Swallow
    Hirundo tahitica
    Awatere Valley, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6036
    Larry Jackson
  • Debbie & VW Van
    Debbie & VW Van
    Our tour vehicle at our lunch stop.
    Awatere Valley, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6192
    Larry Jackson
  • Coastal View
    Coastal View
    Clarence, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6199
    Larry Jackson
  • Ice Plant
    Ice Plant
    Carpobrotus edulis
    Clarence, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6202
    Larry Jackson
  • Banded Dotterel
    Banded Dotterel
    Charadrius bicinctus
    Clarence, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6053
    Larry Jackson
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood
    Clarence, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6203
    Larry Jackson
  • Tussock & Driftwood
    Tussock & Driftwood
    Clarence, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6205
    Larry Jackson
  • Coast
    Coast
    Clarence, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6206
    Larry Jackson
  • Pied Stilt
    Pied Stilt
    Himantopus himantopus
    Clarence, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6068
    Larry Jackson
  • New Zealand Fur Seals
    New Zealand Fur Seals
    Arctocephalus forsteri - male with female behind.
    Ohau Point, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6086
    Larry Jackson
  • New Zealand Fur Seals
    New Zealand Fur Seals
    Arctocephalus forsteri
    Ohau Point, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6096
    Larry Jackson
  • New Zealand Fur Seals
    New Zealand Fur Seals
    Arctocephalus forsteri
    Ohau Point, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6101
    Larry Jackson
  • New Zealand Fur Seals
    New Zealand Fur Seals
    Arctocephalus forsteri - playing in a tidal pool.
    Ohau Point, South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6109
    Larry Jackson
  • Ohau Point
    Ohau Point
    South Island, New Zealand, October 29, 2011
    2011-10-29#6228
    Larry Jackson
  • Kaikoura
    Kaikoura
    Looking at the bay where we will cruise for wildlife later.
    South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6123
    Larry Jackson
  • Yellowhammer
    Yellowhammer
    Emberiza citrinella - an introduced specie.
    Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6122
    Larry Jackson
  • Goldfinch
    Goldfinch
    Carduelis carduelis - an introduced specie.
    Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6132
    Larry Jackson
  • Dusky Dolphin
    Dusky Dolphin
    Lagenorhynchus obscura
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6127
    Larry Jackson
  • Northern Giant Petrels & Cape Petrels
    Northern Giant Petrels & Cape Petrels
    Macronectes halli & Daption capense
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6159
    Larry Jackson
  • Antipodean Albatross & Cape Petrels
    Antipodean Albatross & Cape Petrels
    Diomedea exulans antipodensis & Daption capense
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6162
    Larry Jackson
  • Northern Giant Petrel
    Northern Giant Petrel
    Macronectes halli - in aggressive display.
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6179
    Larry Jackson
  • Gibson's Albatross
    Gibson's Albatross
    Diomedea exulans gibsoni - fighting.
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6228
    Larry Jackson
  • Gibson's Albatross
    Gibson's Albatross
    Diomedea exulans gibsoni - fighting with an audience.
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6238
    Larry Jackson
  • Gibson's Albatross
    Gibson's Albatross
    Diomedea exulans gibsoni - continuing the fight.
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6243
    Larry Jackson
  • Northern Giant Petrel
    Northern Giant Petrel
    Macronectes giganteus - aggressive display.
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6275
    Larry Jackson
  • Northern Giant Petrels
    Northern Giant Petrels
    Macronectes halli - fighting.
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6278
    Larry Jackson
  • Antipodean Albatross
    Antipodean Albatross
    Diomedea exulans antipodensis
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6140
    Larry Jackson
  • Northern Giant Petrel
    Northern Giant Petrel
    Macronectes halli
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6144
    Larry Jackson
  • Antipodean Albatross
    Antipodean Albatross
    Diomedea exulans antipodensis
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6298
    Larry Jackson
  • Cape Petrel
    Cape Petrel
    Daption capense
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6311
    Larry Jackson
  • Northern Giant Petrel
    Northern Giant Petrel
    Macronectes halli - another aggressive individual.
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6322
    Larry Jackson
  • Sanford's Albatross
    Sanford's Albatross
    Diomedea epomophora sanfordi
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6177
    Larry Jackson
  • Antipodean Albatross
    Antipodean Albatross
    Diomdea exulans antipodensis
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6340
    Larry Jackson
  • Westland Black Petrel
    Westland Black Petrel
    Procellaria westlandica
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6441
    Larry Jackson
  • Northern Giant Petrel
    Northern Giant Petrel
    Macronectes halli
    The Trench, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand, October 30, 2011
    2011-10-30#6460
    Larry Jackson