17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Wild and free Takahe on Montutapu Island.

A stunning capture of a wild and free female Takahe as she roams here territory on an Island in New Zealand. Once believed to be an extinct species, Takahe are now actively protected and slowly being reintroduced to New Zealand Islands.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 05.2019
Photo Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Camera: D5300
Copyright: © Kaila Ritchie