The 4am start was gruelling for an non morning person but once out there I was fine. I'd be given a super dooper travel pill from Marion and it worked brilliantly.
I worked the 100-400mm lens and found I was getting better results this time. The light was beautiful but there wasn't any of the mid-air eagle fights that I've seen in photos from the past 2 days. Mind you I probably couldn't have done it justice even if I had seen one.
Once back at the hotel it was breakfast, pack up and ship out, so we spent the day driving to Kawayu, stopping on the way to visit Lake Mashu which is in the crater of a volcano and very pretty. On the way back down the hill we had another fox encounter - he was clearly working the road looking for food and it was quite obvious that people have been feeding him. The difference between me & the nature photogs is that I was happy to get 'a' shot they wanted 'the' shot - so that was almost an hour chasing the fox around like paparazzi. Mind you he was free to leave at any time.
Quiet night tonight as we all need to recharge batteries, download & review images and sleep.