As an Australasian Gannet soars above the rock cliffs at Muriwai Beach near Auckland on the North Island, of New Zealand, we were able to capture a beautiful picture of his underside markings and wingspan. The dark hues along the edges of the wings on an Australasian Gannet are a brownish-black shade which span out to the tips of its wings.
The length of an Australian Gannet when fully grown reaches about 90 centimeters but its wingspan doubles its length being about 180 centimeters wide. As this gannet is flying overhead, it allows us to see how massive its wingspan is as it prepares itself for a spectacular dive into the water.
Flying Gannet, Morus serrator, at the Muriwai Gannet Colony during sunset, Muriwai Beach, Muriwai, near Auckland, Waitakere, West Coast, North Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/640 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 400mm.
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