A large rock cliff at Muriwai Beach near Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand, is adorned with hundreds of Australasian Gannets who spend their days nesting and waiting for their chicks to hatch. The ocean waves end their journey at the base of the cliffs while the surface of the water is illuminated from the glow at sunset.
The sky is dotted with clouds, some a little more threatening than others, while the sunset colors span across the horizon painting the sky in different shades. The glare from the sunset lighting displays the gannet colony who are all huddled together quietly waiting for darkness to take over at Muriwai Beach.
Gannet Colony, Morus serrator, at 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 1/60 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 25mm.
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