I think it is fair to say that Atlantic Puffins are well represented here on Instagram, and since they are on both European and North American Atlantic coasts, they have an international presence, making them probably one of the most sought after birds to photograph in the world. Leading me to this disclaimer: it is a huge challenge to make an image of a Puffin that hasn't been made before. I had that thought in my mind the whole time I was shooting, while all one gentleman wanted was an image of a Puffin with a beak full of fish. A classic image no doubt, and we both achieved that goal, but it will be a while before I post that one. First, I thought the black and white shape of the caves in this background made this image different and interesting. Plus it is a naturally occurring part of the environment. It may not be an amazing image but it dare say it is original.
Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)
Machias Seal Island
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