Muriwai gannet colony


I love photographing Auckland’s rugged west coast beaches, and this viewpoint is one of my favourites due to the gannet colony. About 1200 pairs of gannets nest here from August to March each year and transform this beach into something so amazing, yet natural.

Muriwai beach, Auckland, New Zealand

Canon 40D, Sigma 10–20mm lens, Hitech 0.9 GND filter, 13 seconds, f18, ISO 100

by Chris Gin, New Zealand