An Australasian Gannet is mostly white in color except for its dark wing tips, the pale bluish-grey hues and black markings on its beak, the bright yellow color of its head and the pale blue shade of its eye. This profile of an Australasian Gannet at the Muriwai Gannet Colony near Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand, allows humans to have a close view of its beautiful markings.
Muriwai Beach is a location where the gannets congregate and use the rock cliffs for breeding and nesting grounds. When scanning the landscape around Muriwai Beach, hundreds of these beautiful yellow heads can be seen with their unique blue colored eyes keeping watch for any approaching danger especially when the chicks are present.
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/5.6, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 400mm.
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