Puffins photographed on the treshnish Isles, (Lunga), (2023) Also off the North West coast of Norway (July 2023) and on a trip to Skomer in June 2014 followimg which are shots from the Shetland islands May 2014. This was my first really close up encounter with what are always described as comical little birds. Actually they are hilarious! Flight shots are particularly tricky as litte black dots far out at sea come whizzing in to land with rapidly beating little wings struggling to keep the plump little bird on target: Often this ends with an undignified crash landing belly flop on the cliff top, followed by lots of preening and a nose rub with his/ her partner at the burrow.
Pair of puffins greeting each other! Treshnish Isles. Lunga, Hebrides
Puffin taking off with lots of paddling ! Arctic ocean North West Norway.
Puffins gather together im the sea ready to leave for the open ocean at the end of Summer,North West Norway.
Portrait with sand eels
Moustache of sand eels
Flight with sand eels against black backdrop