The rarest penguin on the planet, there are only about 2,000 Yellow Eyed Penguins left in existence. I was lucky enough to see 13 on a recent trip to New Zealand.
This was the last penguin we saw that day, as it was returning home from a fishing trip. We had just been standing in this spot about 2 minutes earlier. I came back onto the beach to take this shot, being careful not to disturb this little beauty.
Penguins are by far my favorite animal, so it's only fitting that they be my first post. Stay tuned for many more photos in the future and feel free to visit my website at www.thomaswhitmer.photography in the meantime!
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