I just got back from 3 nights on Great Barrier Island where I documented a Black petrel/Taiko blessing by local iwi. I then continued up the mountain with scientists and fisheries people who are working together to save the species. Southern Seabird Solutions are doing an amazing job of getting fishers involved in saving them. This collaborative approach is really inspiring, the conversation was serious but upbeat. However the big surprise for me was how close we got to these birds, you could just sit and have a chat with them! I really did not need my zoom lenses!
PICTURED: Tāiko/ Black Petrel, Mt Hobson, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand