Colonialism

White Island hosts 3000 pairs of gannets, which gather in a colony at the southern side of the island across summer.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Now late-March, many of the chicks have fledged and the colony has thinned, leaving only stragglers developing their primary flight feathers to take the plunge from cliffs and into a new life at sea.

Episodes From This Location

First light

1 minute / 2019

Harvest honey

1 minute / 2019

Ride-along with Ferk

1 minute / 2019

Collect kaimoana with the vicar

1 minute / 2019

Join the shearing gang

1 minute / 2019

Train with the boys

1 minute / 2019

First light

1 minute / 2019

Dive with the swarm

1 minute / 2019

Murmuration

1 minute / 2019

Colonialism

1 minute / 2019

Fly over the acid lake

1 minute / 2019

Sun down

1 minute / 2019