Photo: Muriwai Coastline Gannet Colony New Zealand

The scenery around the Muriwai Beach Gannet Colony on the North Island of New Zealand is beautiful as the birds soar above the rugged coastline.

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Muriwai Coastline Gannet Colony New Zealand
Photo of the rugged coastline where the Muriwai Beach Gannet Colony resides on the North Island of New Zealand.
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The rugged coastline near Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand, is where a gannet colony nests and breeds on the rock cliffs above Muriwai Beach. Hundreds of gannets huddle together on the flat surface of the cliff while others take to the sky above the waves which crash along the rugged coastline.

There are approximately 1,200 pairs of adult gannets which come back to this rugged coastline every year to breed. The gannet colony thrives on the winds and sometimes wild weather which passes across this coastline. The best time of year to visit Muriwai Beach is from March to August.

Rugged West Coast at Muriwai and Gannet colony near Auckland, Waitakere, North Island, New Zealand.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/640 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 100mm.

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Muriwai Coastline Gannet Colony New Zealand
Photographer:
Rolf Hicker Photography
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