22nd-24th February 2022, I was lucky to go join a Kea Conservation Trip in the Matukitukit Valley, catching a sampling from the local keas, of which there were quite a few young ones! Also, as always, it's a beautiful valley.
Heading up the Matukituki Valley with some threatening weather.
It appears that it might be raining higher up the valley
It is lovely though
Also, cool in black and white
Handsome young fella!
A pair having a taste of my croc!
Very handsome boys
Not a kea. But a lovely shot of a Tomtit/Miromiro
A demonstration of why we need kea-proof taps at our remote huts
On the roof
Up close and personal
He's enjoying this
Attempted roof destruction
A kea in a tree
Stunning view looking up the valley from Aspiring Hut