Australasian Gannets in flight

Less than an hours drive west of Auckland is Muriwai. Just off the coast is Motutara Island, home to hundreds of Australasian Gannets. It has been a few years since I tried to photograph birds in flight. It was much harder to get sharp images than I remember. This vantage point from the mainland looks down on the birds giving an unusual angle. It also helped that from this viewpoint the background was a rather choppy, Tasman Sea.

One Reply to “Australasian Gannets in flight”

  1. Amazing photo Ed! There’s so much detail considering the birds in flight. Was the photo taken this close up or have you zoomed into a wider image?

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