This is where I'm heading. Off this afternoon, on my own, over the range and down to the Pohangina headwaters. With luck I'll meet up with my old friends the whio  and with even more luck I might see and photograph a deer. But the weather's looking good and the river's beautiful. Back out on Friday.
Life is incomprehensible, astonishing, and wonderful beyond words.
1. Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos, the blue duck.
1. The Ngamoko Range looking South from the top of Knights Track, near Toka, the headwaters of the Pohangina forming the catchment on the left. A much better day than when Rob and I were up there last week. I played around with filters and blend modes in photoshop and quite liked the slightly painted feel I ended up with. It's subtle—almost undetectable at this greatly reduced size—but it seems to suit the photo.
Photos and words © 2007 Pete McGregor