Here at the Kea Sightings Database, we are honoured to receive dozens of kea sighting contributions every day. We also get lots of folks sending us in brilliant photos of kea in a large range of situations. We rely a LOT on the photos sent in to us by all of you, for using on each kea’s profile page. The photo credit goes to the photographer, of course, and many people get to see their contribution to the database first hand.
We thought it’d be nice to start showcasing some more of these wonderful photos on our database somehow, so thought what better place to start than to have a photo of the month featured here.
The first photo we choose to highlight was taken by Julie Colruyt during October 2019 at Brod Bay along the shores of Lake Te Anau on the Kepler Track, Fiordland. The reason this photo is absolutely GOLD is that is captures five young kea (fledglings) in their typical playful mode, investigating everything in sight – in this case, a pile of dirt on an old tree stump. One kea is even lying on it’s back with legs in the air – this is something that’s not commonly witnessed, let alone photographed!
If you have a photo that you think is worth showcasing for our photo of the month, please send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org.