The Otago Peninsula has so much wildlife — penguins, albatross, sea lions, and fur seals especially — that I originally decided not to show you the two shots that I took of a royal spoonbill. But I relented.
As Sean, the Elm Wildlife Tour guide, drove us by one beach he noticed one royal spoonbill up ahead and suggested that we get a shot now before the bird flew off. I did:
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Sure enough, as Sean drove parallel to the royal spoonbill, it took off. But I was ready: