A Fox, a Woolf and lion called Hospi

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Karori Rock photographed from the Interislander ferry Kaitaki.

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Karori Rock photographed from the Interislander ferry Kaitaki.

Wellington photographer Simon Woolf got the astonishment of his beingness erstwhile helium watched a kārearea (NZ falcon) devour a tauhou (silvereye) conscionable metres away.

The resulting representation is apt to diagnostic successful a fundraiser helium and wildlife lensman Steve Fox are readying for the Wellington Children’s Hospital.

Woolf and Fox precocious spent 2 weeks travelling the South Island capturing images for an accumulation aboriginal this twelvemonth which volition diagnostic constricted editions of their prints.

Woolf says that the representation of the kārearea, captured connected apical of a obstruction post, successful a carpark astatine Te Anau was a once-in-a-lifetime event.

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It initially flew distant erstwhile they got retired of their car earlier returning with the tauhou successful its talons.

“It was beauteous gruesome but quality astatine its best, and it was conscionable the astir regal and beauteous bird. It was not acrophobic by america being truthful adjacent astatine all.”

A kārearea photographed by Simon Woolf successful  Te Anau. Woolf plans to grounds   and merchantability   images from a caller    roadworthy  travel   astir   the South Island arsenic  a fundraiser for the Wellington Children's Hospital.

Simon Woolf

A kārearea photographed by Simon Woolf successful Te Anau. Woolf plans to grounds and merchantability images from a caller roadworthy travel astir the South Island arsenic a fundraiser for the Wellington Children's Hospital.

The rare falcon was not the lone kārearea they encountered successful the South Island and helium said it was large to spot its numbers increasing.

Other highlights included albatrosses adjacent Kaikōura, a household of oversea lions successful the Catlins and driving implicit Arthur’s Pass successful a snowstorm.

They were accompanied by a lion mascot, Hospi​, which was a bully icebreaker with radical they met connected the trip. Hospi besides helped rise consciousness of the caller children’s infirmary nearing completion successful Wellington.

The travel reminded Woolf of conscionable however majestic New Zealand is and helium was assured that the resulting images would beryllium popular.

Albatrosses disconnected  the seashore  of Kaikōura.

Simon Woolf

Albatrosses disconnected the seashore of Kaikōura.

Fox is 1 of the country’s nost well-known wildlife photographers and Woolf said that adjacent aft galore years arsenic a nonrecreational photographer, helium inactive learned a batch by observing Fox.

Wellington’s $100 cardinal caller children’s hospital, Te Wao Nui, was made imaginable with an unprecedented $50 cardinal donation from Wellington spot magnate Mark Dunajtschik. The Government has contributed the bulk of the remainder, with Wellington Hospitals Foundation raising $10m towards fold-down beds, aesculapian instrumentality and whiteware.

Hospi the lion mascot was a bully  icebreaker with radical   they met connected  the trip, helping to rise  consciousness  of the caller   children’s infirmary  successful  Wellington.

Simon Woolf

Hospi the lion mascot was a bully icebreaker with radical they met connected the trip, helping to rise consciousness of the caller children’s infirmary successful Wellington.

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