Látrabjarg cliffs is a well known puffin photography location near the western extremity of Iceland.
We arrived at our accommodation (http://www.visiticeland.com/Accommodation/View/hotel-breidavik-at-latrabjarg) at about 6pm, had dinner and left for Látrabjarg at about 8:00pm. Still plenty of time for photography. I had taken about 500 photos before my card was full at about 10:30. The sun didn't go below the horizon until about 11:50 (from memory), Still time to take photos of a small church at Breiðavík at sunset.
This is not my best photo; just an unusual one with the sailing boat in the background. At Látrabjarg there were numerous photographers with huge telephoto lenses (plus others with ordinary zoom lenses of course)SEE WORKSHOP. My camera was an Olympus OM-D em-5 with 12-50mm zoom. I was not at a disadvantage. In some ways I was an advantage and the ones with the longer focal lengths were disadvantaged. It is possible to get within about 0.5 to 1m of a puffin at this location. There is a white chalk line marked around the cliff edge. You are allowed to cross this line as long as you lay down so that you transfer your weight over a wide area, otherwise the cliff might crumble and carry you over the edge.SEE WORKSHOP
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- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-04
- Categories: Nature
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Iceland
- Theme(s): Puffins in Iceland, A single day in the West Fjords [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-09 21:39