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Kea encounter

Kea on Percy Saddle. Photo: Hayden Richards

Riding over Percy Saddle in Fiordland is one of the more challenging and rewarding cycling trips that can be done in New Zealand. During a section where there is no option but to carry your bike, I spotted this kea. Photographing it in the wilderness made a nice change to the images of the birds pestering people for food at places like Arthur’s Pass.

– Hayden Richards

Camera settings: Nikon D7200, f/2, 1/1000 sec, ISO1250