With the walking track to the gannets closed the only way to get to the Cape Kidnappers gannet colony is via Gannet Safaris – Overland.  They have air-conditioned four wheel drive buses that take you through the Cape Kidnappers Station out to the colony.  I have done this trip many times now and each time […]

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We have had a bit of a storm over the last few days, so there hasn’t been much opportunity to get out with the camera.  Instead I have been going back over my old images looking at the unprocessed files to see what’s there.  The gannets were the obvious choice as I have thousands that […]

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The gannet colony at Muriwai beach is very different from what I have been used to in the past at Cape Kidnappers.  The same species of bird but they adapt to their environment in many different ways.  The nests at Muriwai was less decorated, made using dry grass and sticks, even bits of rope – […]

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Having never been to the Muriwai Gannet Colony before I had no idea what to expect.  I had been told you can’t get as close to them as you can at Cape Kidnappers but I suspect that is slowly changing because the colony is obviously growing and the birds were indeed fairly close to the […]

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