photography by Darren Markin

 Birds of the Bay of Islands & New Zealand

All images on this website are © copyrighted

© copyright Darren Markin 2016

People have often asked to view my photos and here is a great way to share a selection.

I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed being out there taking them.





I have always enjoyed taking photographs, especially of wildlife and birds around the world. Equally enjoyable is being on location to take them. Most of the photos you can view were taken over the past three years in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. It’s an amazing place with numerous birds to observe and photograph. I’ve lived here in Paihia for the past 12 years having been born and bred in the North West of England. I presently teach mathematics at the Bay of Islands College in Kawakawa. As a keen golfer, I am a member of the beautiful Waitangi Golf Club.

I truly hope this website inspires locals and visitors to view and maybe photograph for themselves the diversity of species that can be commonly sighted here. I am happy to help by providing information about where and when the different birds can be viewed. Simply contact me.

All photos are available in high resolution for purchase or approved use.

Remember – if you can’t capture a great photo of a mundane subject, at least take a mundane photograph of a great subject !

It’s just great to be out there taking the photographs.