Shanna Law - “Dunedin: Wildlife Capital of New Zealand”


Shanna Law

Shanna has travelled from the USA to study for a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geology at the University of Otago in New Zealand.  When she’s not studying she likes to hike, paint and read.

On the tip of the Peninsula is a place called Taiaroa Head, which is home to the only mainland colony of the Royal Albatross (there are colonies on some small islands too). The Royal Albatross is the largest seabird, with a wingspan taller than the average person. You can take a tour to view their nesting ground, and even though it was really misty when I went, we still got to see some albatross chicks! Their parents would occasionally swoop by, and it is obvious that their great size just makes them more majestic..


"The dramatic beauty of their nesting ground is fit for such large, regal seabirds.