In late December we were lucky enough to visit a huge colony of nesting gannets at Cape Kidnappers on New Zealand's North Island. To reach the colony we rode on a tractor trailer along a very narrow beach for 90 minutes and then walked up a very steep path for another 20 minutes. When we got there it was really worth it and we were blessed with some incredible blue sky which was a bonus.
Most of these shots were taken with my 105mm or 16-35mm lenses. I didn't have longer lens with me but it was possible to get very close to these big birds, so the images came out ok.