Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica 


Latrabjarg, Iceland:  2012:  July.


Atlantic Puffins nest in burrows, often on cliffs.   They have small wings so work hard at flying, but those small wings work well when they dive.  The bill is larger and more colourful in breeding plumage.

This one was resting in the late afternoon sun, and must have tilted slightly as its toes are just peeping out.

It eventually stood up, hard a look down at the sea, did a bit of a flap seen in the first image, then sat down again.

For some reason they look sad at times.  This one was in late sun about 10 p.m.

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