Soaring Albatross (Dunedin, NZ)

Royal Albatross flying over Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand. Metal door at 18 Princes Street, Dunedin (in the city centre near the Octagon).

 

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Taiaroa Head is the only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross in the world. I’ve provided links below to help you access information if you would like to know more about the Royal Albatross and Taiaroa Head.

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You can read about the Royal Albatross at New Zealand Birds Online.

There is a web cam that records nesting activity at one of the nests at Taiaroa Head each year. Here is a collection of the highlights for 2016 and 2017.

 

Here is the link for the live Royal Web Cam

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The Royal Albatross Centre is at the foot of Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula. You can book tours to see the Royal Albatross. Visit their website for full details and also to find out about all the other wildlife that can be viewed in the same location. Plan ahead as you need plenty of time to drive up the Peninsula from Dunedin and to look around while you’re there. Otago Peninsula itself is very scenic and you really don’t want to have to rush your journey!

 

Words and photos by Exploring Colour (2017)

 

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