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.