A close-up of the colourful and picturesque Australasian Gannet, photographed at the Cape Kidnappers colony in New Zealand.
These are large seabirds similar to the booby birds. Mostly white, the Gannets have a bit of yellow head colouring as well as the blue eye and beak colourations seen in this photo.
While breeding pairs are usually inaccessible, the Cape Kidnappers colony near Hawkes Bay in NZ numbers around 3000 breeding pairs and can be reached by road or by beach. It has been declared an Important Birding Area by Birdlife International.