While vacationing on the South Island of NZ, you will come across some road signs that seem rather peculiar to North American tourists. This sign is one of them that warns drivers to be aware of any kiwi that may cross that road especially as evening approaches.
A kiwi bird is a flightless type of bird that is on the endangered species list and a sign is the perfect way to make sure that people are always on the look out for them. On the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, the kiwi bird lives in the wild and any type of warning sign helps to keep this bird around for many years to come.
The Kiwi is the national symbol and identity of New Zealand and they are a nocturnal bird that rely on their sense and smell to sense any danger. The South Island is where plenty of the kiwi birds live and many tourists to this part of New Zealand will look for a sign of the whereabouts of where a kiwi might be found.
Kiwi Road Sign along the Forks-Okariko Road in the Okariko Forest, Westland, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 63mm.
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