Muriwai beach and Gannet Colony
These images were taken over three separate visits. Muriwai is fast becoming one of my favourite places to take photo's, and as it's only down the road I can see many more visits there in the future.
Muriwai is a rather wild 50km long, black sand surf beach on Auckland's west coast. At the south end, where these images were taken, is Otakamito point which is home to a large gannet colony.
There's plenty to photograph here and being on the west coast it is often home to some epic sunsets. If you're ever in Auckland you should visit, it's equally as great on a horrid winters day as it is in the middle of a hot summers day.