Gannet Colony, near Napier, North Island, New Zealand.
Thousands of gannets nesting on mainland New Zealand present a scene unique in nature. Known to the Maori people as Takapu, the gannet is usually an island breeder but has made a notable exception at Cape Kidnappers on the East Coast of the North Island.
For many yeas this promontory forming the southern extremity of Hawke’s Bay was the only known mainland gannet colony in the world. Cape Kidnappers, remains the largest, and most accessible mainland colony. The reserve is visited by thousands of people each year.
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
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