Steve Richards: - Photographer - Visual Artist - Image Maker

KAHU Nature Photography

KAHU ARTICLES

Welcome to the KAHU ARTICLES page. Here I will post some stories about photography trips I have done. Articles about birds and animals and places I have been.

COOK STRAIT PELAGIC

In May 2016 I was invited to go on a pelagic photography trip onto Cook Strait, which is the narrow stretch of water which separates the North and South Island of New Zealand. We recorded 28 species on the 6 hour trip including 7 albatross species (Gibsons, Northern Royal, Southern Royal, White-capped, Salvin's, Buller's, Black-browed), 4 shearwater species (Short-tailed, Buller's, Sooty, Fluttering), 3 petrel species (Westland, Cape, Common Diving), Little Penguin, Fairy Prion, Australasian Gannet, Arctic Skua plus a few other common species.

COOK STRAIT PELAGIC PART 1

COOK STRAIT PELAGIC PART 2

THE GELADA MONKEYS OF ETHIOPIA


In January 2016 I travelled to Ethiopia on a photography tour. This is a story of our search to find and photograph these unique animals. 

The Gelada monkeys sleeps at night on rocky cliffs and outcrops, venturing in the morning to forage in nearby grasslands, mostly between 2,000 and 5,000 m above sea level.

Although often referred to as gelada baboons, these monkeys actually belong to a separate genus and are not true baboons. They are in fact the only member of their genus and the last surviving species of a once widespread group of grass-grazing primates. The fossil group to which the gelada belongs was once widespread throughout eastern and southern Africa.

THE GELADA MONKEYS OF ETHIOPIA