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Atlantic Puffin

By semerson  
Atlantic Puffin

The Atlantic Puffin is the most instantly recognizable and popular of all North Atlantic seabirds. It breeds in the North Atlantic and the adjacent Arctic Ocean, with strongholds in Iceland and Norway, with around 10% in Britain and Ireland, where it is the second most abundant breeding seabird.

Puffins are pelagic and we are still largely ignorant of how they spend their time away from the colony. Atlantic Puffins from north western Britain and Ireland disperse widely outside the breeding season, as far as Newfoundland in the west and the Canary Islands to the south and even into the Mediterranean as far east as Italy. In contrast, most birds from eastern Britain remain within the North Sea though in recent decades some have dispersed as far as the Bay of Biscay.

Tags: Atlantic puffin Wildlife and nature

Voters: jdenman, plugin, Iain_Proudfoot and 16 more

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jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
9 Aug 2008 12:10PM
Cracking shot.

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Iain_Proudfoot 11 40 2 Ireland
9 Aug 2008 12:33PM
An excellent piece of work. The sharpness and detail are both fantastic.

Warm regards, Iain.
plugin 13 1 Canada
9 Aug 2008 12:33PM
Great capture..
MNPHOTO 9 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2008 12:58PM
great shot
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
9 Aug 2008 1:07PM
The details are superb Stephen.Excellent image.
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
9 Aug 2008 1:17PM
Well timed and detailed capture
Cormy 10 3 England
9 Aug 2008 1:20PM
Fine catch,nice detail.
Pegon 12 78 1 England
9 Aug 2008 1:53PM
Lovely shot, nice timing.
dwarf 10 52 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2008 7:36PM
stunning great detail and composition dorothy
These wonderful birds are a delight to the eye and a boon for nature photographers everywhere.

Fisher2 10 1 Ireland
10 Aug 2008 9:37PM
Beautiful shot ,this bird is on my hit list.

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