The gannets colonies of Cape Kidnappers in Hawkes Bay are a nature photographers paradise. I have been there many times & each time take many more photos than I had originally intended. Each time is different - the time of year, when they have their young etc. This photo was taken just before the first chicks hatch, usually early late November/early December & the Plateau Colony is at its most populated with adults birds. Hope you all enjoy this photo - have shared others of this colony in my gallery.
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quovadis (1274) 2013-05-11 22:37
Hi Neil !!!
Yes, I do enjoy it very much, for it shows the beauty of our planet in a profound, natural way. Must state, I never heared of gannes before, to me, they look the seagulls alike, just in different colours. Lovely presentation, thanks for sharing the world !!!
jjcordier (79275) 2013-05-11 23:19
Pas facile de trouver une place pour l'atterrissage! Une très bonne photo et une scène très insolite.
PaulVDV (24695) 2013-05-12 4:40
This beach is no place for human sunbathers :)
Very beautiful with the innumerable yellow heads.
Best regards, Paul
olive224 (2719) 2013-05-12 7:07
Nice shot here ! What distance were you from the birds ?
The upper left corner is a little empty but it s still a nice dynamic image
blueskies (85) 2013-06-30 3:53
I love the contrast between the orangey heads of the birds, and the blue sky. I feel the movement of the birds above adds to the uniqueness of the photo.
I found your note useful, and have enjoyed going through your gallery very much.
Thanks for sharing!