Tag Archives: Yellow Eyed Penguin

The Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) or Hoiho is amongst the world’s rarest penguins, a highly endangered spoecies with only a few thousand individuals left.  Even so, there are some good opportunities for seeing these interesting birds in the southern parts of New Zealand, for example at Nugget Point in the Catlins or on the Otago Peninsula.

A couple of years ago we took a tour which seemed to be well run, not disturb the birds much at all, and yet get us quite close to them.  The result was some stunning images, despite the low light:

Yellow-eyed penguin (Hoiho)

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