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A Wedding Party at Muriwai Beach

The Lineup

The Lineup

An exercise in (photographic) gatecrashing. A few weeks ago I took part in a geological excursion (to study the pillow lavas of Maori Bay, Muriwai Beach). Around the time when we had finished (just after low tide), this wedding party appeared for a photo shoot.…

Location Signs: Muriwai Beach

Location Signs: Muriwai Beach

Location Signs: Muriwai Beach

At the entrance to the village of Muriwai Beach you are greeted by a sign highlighting a major attraction: gannets and terns. At the bottom of the road, where Motutara and Waitea Roads meet, a tiled sign announces that this area is a wildlife refuge.…

Before the Shower

Looking South

Looking South

Yesterday morning we left home in bright sunshine, but by the time we had reached Muriwai, threatening clouds had come up. A last few hopeful rays of the sun, and then the showers came down.

We are looking south from the observation platform of the gannet colony, Maori Bay in the foreground.…

Gannet Chicks

Gannet Chick

Gannet Chick

There are plenty of gannet chicks growing up at Muriwai’s gannet colony. Lots of them are in their fluffy white coat as above, some are growing their wing feathers (wings getting heavy as a consequence, and drooping to the ground).…

Gannet Portrait

Gannet Portrait, Muriwai

Gannet Portrait, Muriwai

At Muriwai, home of the gannets.

It seems to me that this year the numbers of breeding gannets at Muriwai are up considerably, with birds nesting and breeding even between the viewing platforms.…

Gannet

Gannet in Flight

Gannet in Flight

The gannet colony in Muriwai is a great place to visit and to watch the elegance of these birds in the air. In strong winds, especially, this is an exhilarating experience.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.…

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