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Puffins are any of three small species of auk (or alcids) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water. They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil. Two species, the Tufted Puffin and Horned Puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic Puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.

All puffin species have predominantly black or black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large beaks. They shed the colourful outer parts of their bills after the breeding season, leaving a smaller and duller beak. Their short wings are adapted for swimming with a flying technique under water. In the air, they beat their wings rapidly (up to 400 times per minute)[1] in swift flight, often flying low over the ocean's surface

Comments 18

  • Georg Pawliniarz 12/29/2016 19:27

    Das sieht großartig aus,gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Gruß Georg
  • natasha fantini 10/18/2014 20:33

    che carinooooo... sembra triste...
  • Heinz Koch (Heini) 10/13/2013 19:37

    Great picture / work. Congratulations!

    Bw, Heini
  • flibbit 04/30/2012 17:14

    Awwwwww!
  • Irina Born 04/27/2012 11:52

    Was für ein tolles Foto vom Papageientazcher!!
    lg irina
  • Reinhold Samonigg 04/25/2012 22:45

    fantastic shot and great colors !

    Reinhold
  • Robert L. Roux 04/25/2012 6:59

    such an elegant model ...
  • Michael H. Voß 04/24/2012 14:27

    Nice shot of a puffin!
    I saw some of them in iceland, but not in such good light.
    greeting Michael
  • Jenipher Baker 04/24/2012 13:15

    This bird is on top of my list to photograph :-) A fine capture of the Puffin
    cheers Jeni
  • Federico Orsi 04/23/2012 20:52

    Bellissima e rara cattura!!! Ciao Federico
  • Ralf-Rainer Jaksch 04/22/2012 19:47

    very nice picture. i like that.
  • BRYAN CRUTE 04/22/2012 19:12

    Never photographed these birds , I really must make the effort. a great shot

    Regards
    Bryan
  • Natur RB 04/22/2012 18:16

    Very nice shot from the puffin !!!!!!
    Reinhard
  • Hugo von Schreck 04/22/2012 10:48

    Nice shot Norman!
    Hugo
  • Gianluca Mariani Nature Photographer 04/22/2012 8:59

    che meraviglia di esemplare!!!! complimenti,buon clic ciao
  • Wolfgang Zerbst - Naturfoto 04/22/2012 8:36

    Hallo Norman.
    Klasse aufgenommen, den Papageientaucher sehr schön.
    Lg. Wolfgang
  • catweazle99-Tierfotografie 04/22/2012 8:23

    a nice Bird - great shot
    LG K.-Heinz
  • Angelika Ehmann-Eilon 04/22/2012 8:09

    In view of the wide sea the puffin stands very brave on the cliff and looks so cute, very well photo you have done!
    Regards from Angelika.

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Camera NIKON D2Xs
Lens Sigma APO 500mm F4.5 EX HSM
Aperture 5
Exposure time 1/800
Focus length 500.0 mm
ISO 500

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