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Atlantic puffin

Fratercula artica

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My last selection of puffin pics for Noah (at least until I visit them again :-) Check the video to see one starting to fly.

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12 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks VivBraznell! The puffin must be very healthy, hence his nice colors! :-)

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 8 years ago

Fab photos Marta. What an amazing orange!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Many thanks, staccyh & sintija.valucka! :-)

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 8 years ago

They are amazing!!! :) Great photos!!! :)

staccyh
staccyh 8 years ago

I love these photos!! Puffins are one of my favourites

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Yet another very lovely series of such a beautiful bird!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks, Larry!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Wonderful series

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Hi Jemma! yes, I think they are rather tame. I feel pity for them since in some northern places they still chase them for food (Iceland, Norway). I understand the tradition though since it is a common bird there and is the size of a duck so it must be tasty. But I would prefer that they were not hunted. They are wonderful to observe: how the fly, how they interact with each other and make their burrows..Shetland Islands are a very good place to see them in the months of June to September. You have to pray for good weather though, because in rainy windy weather they have trouble to land in the cliffs so they stay at the sea or in their burrows..

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

these birds are supposed to be good natured and very playful. That is what our guide in Alaska told us. ;Full of cuteness.The beaks look very pretty.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks, Mona! :-)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Amazing bird !!!

The MnMs
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Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 16, 2013
Submitted on Jul 28, 2013

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