On Pukekos

These creatures resemble something out of a Jim Henson’s Muppet Show. https://youtu.be/l5F4nAFnqdg A character not tethered to the real world. An unnaturally red solid helmet runs up from their beaks. The color red was associated with nobility and power by Māori...
Scanning the sides of the coastal track in Abel Tasman and going off the beaten path, I've put myself into the mindset of a mushroom. Where would I be? I've started to think like one. It's become a game...
Fishing pole in hand and a bag with a tin can filled with weights, hooks, and live fish bait, I hit the trail to Tinline Bay. The last bridge crosses a creek that empties out to the bay and...
After a couple of weeks trying to track down an Entoloma hochstetteri I managed to find not just one, but six! Jackpot! Sometimes photography is just about being a lucky bastard. At the Tinline campsite on the Abel Tasman...
At low tide, the bay exposes hundreds of thousands of shells. Clams, cockles, scallops, mussels, of all shapes and sizes. The further out, grass and seaweed poke out and oystercatchers and herons are picking at their food. Cockles can...
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