Really, really jealous of you right now. My Dad’s currently there (his sister lives there and some family). He comes back on Saturday. I’ve only been there twice but I absolutely love it and I’d go back in a heart beat. I didn’t really know much about photography then, and all I had was film and a camera I got to borrow from my parents with the display sort of half gone after a drop when they were in New Zealand or Australia. I’ll have to make him show me his pictures when he gets back. LOVE yours too. Brings back fond memories. Gorgeous country there. Absolutely gorgeous.
lokisbong I’m not sure exactly, but I would hazard a guess of about 25-30 feet. He/she was the only one that cooperated like that. There were 4 people on the beach at the time and they were aligned in a half-circle so that the birds were trapped between the surf and the photogs. Obviously not a great way to approach wildlife. In any case, this one stuck around for about 10 minutes picking apart the fish carcass it was standing over.