Photo of the week: Hamilton’s frog

Department of Conservation —  08/04/2015

Today’s photo shows New Zealand’s Hamilton’s frog—one of the world’s most endangered frogs—on Takapourewa / Stephens Island, at the top of the Marlborough Sounds.

Critically endangered Hamilton's frog, Stephen's Island, New Zealand. Photo copyright Sabine Bernert.

Takapourewa / Stephens Island is Marlborough’s most remote DOC outpost and one of the only places in the world where you’ll find Hamilton’s frog.

The island is also a haven for most of the world’s tuatara.

DOC has a rare opportunity for you to visit and work on Takapourewa / Stephens Island.

Fit and healthy volunteers are wanted for one of two 10 day tree planting trips. Learn more on the DOC website.

PHOTO: Sabine Bernert ©

*Another population has since been found on a nearby island.

4 responses to Photo of the week: Hamilton’s frog

    christopher skinner 10/04/2015 at 1:02 pm

    A page headed ‘photo of the week’ really should have a photo….. Design basics…


    Reblogged this on Allie Simpson Creative – Storyteller and Artist and commented:
    wonderful work DOC. We have such a special natural environment and inhabitants, worth all we can do to protect it.


    Awesome photo! cheers


    He’s gorgeous – love frogs. We have the sound of the pounding surf here but also the croaking of our frogs – can be a competition at night as to what is loudest!