Today’s photo is of one of the rarest penguins in the world, the yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho, on Enderby Island in the subantarctic Auckland Islands.
The Auckland Islands are rich in biodiversity, however a number of species are in decline including this rare penguin.
For the last few weeks DOC rangers and volunteers have been monitoring yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho in the Auckland Islands to develop a better understanding of their population.
Jacob Anderson from The Sir Peter Blake Trust managed to snap this photograph while assisting with DOC’s monitoring work.
Now that is quite literally a birds eye view!