I got back last night from a tough trip over the Ngamoko Range to Ngamoko hut. Usually I wouldn't consider it particularly difficult, but this time I felt unusually lethargic and the track from the tops down to the hut was appallingly overgrown, making safe travel far slower than usual. A headache that came and went and returned didn't help, either. Still, the effort had substantial compensations, not the least being views like this. Sadly, I again saw no whio in the river near the hut, but I did have close encounters with three deer on or near the track on the way down.
[8 March 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, Panasonic Lumix 100-300mm at 100mm, ISO 200, 1/1250 at f/5.6]
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