When I photographed this male whio, the light had almost gone, but ISO 800 and some careful work in Lightroom rescued an otherwise very dark photograph. This is how you often see whio — at dusk, the edge of the water, the edge of the night.
I didn't know I'd see him again a few weeks later — that time accompanied by a female.
[17 December 2012, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 286 mm, ISO 800, 1/200 at f5.6. Grain added.]
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