Southern Gannet

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This is a closeup of a Southern, or Australasian, Gannet taken at the Cape Kidnappers Gannet colony near Napier, New Zealand. This is the only mainland colony in New Zealand and one of a very few in the world. The buff coloured head and blue eye ring are distinctive of the species.
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February 19, 2020
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  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Focal: 500
  • Lens Model: 500.0 mm f/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 0.001 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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