Photo of the week: Yellow-eyed penguins at sunrise

Department of Conservation —  25/11/2015

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.

Yellow-eyed penguins on Enderby Island. Photo: Jacob Anderson.

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.

One response to Photo of the week: Yellow-eyed penguins at sunrise

  1. 

    Now that is quite literally a birds eye view!