Little Nick the sperm whale diving for a meal. So named because of a small nick missing from his dorsal fin. The tour operators have been seeing him since 1991.
Getting ready for a dive into the offshore canyon. At Kaikoura, it goes as deep as 2600 meters (approx 8500 feet) and stay submerged for up to an hour.
A young seal at Kaikoura, New Zealand
A lonely stretch of beach just north of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Kaikoura, South Island
Dusky dolphins exhibiting hunting behavior.
Dusky dolphin, about 6 feet underwater. The clarity of the water is amazing here.
Similar shot, a stretch of beach north of Kaikoura.
Leaving the harbor from Wellington, New Zealand on the Interisland Ferry.
One of my last views of the North Island coastline from the ferry.
Near Kaikoura, on the South Island of New Zealand.
Kaikoura, New Zealand
The Northern Alps, South Island of New Zealand at Kaikoura.
Coast of New Zealands South Island, between Christchurch and Kaikoura.
Beach scene near Kaikoura, New Zealand.
New Zealand fur seal
Mom and pup.
Departing the North Island of New Zealand, and the beautiful coastline.
Yet another shot of the beach at Kaikoura, New Zealand. This place is so spectacular, with the mountains and the ocean dominating the scenery.
Dusky dolphin breaking the surface, Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Another (or the same?) Dusky dolphin breaking the surface. These guys were so fast and hard to catch. You can see another below him. The water in Kaikoura was clear and beautiful!
What I believe is Mt. Tapuae-O-Ueneku (Mt. Tapi) from the harbor entrance at Wellington, returning to the South Island.
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