Photographer's Note

After poor results on in-flight puffins, I stuck to the more traditional puffin portraits.

The most famous place on Iceland for photographing Puffins are the cliffs of Látrabjarg in the Westfjords. However most stories from there are about shy birds and long lenses.

This shot is from a lesser known but much more convinient place to observe these fascinating birds close-up. Hafnarholm, a tiny harbour east of Bakkagerđi (also known as Borgarfjörđur Eystri, 70km on minor but spectacular roads from Egilsstađir), has a few headlands teaming with Puffins. A wooden walkway lets you stroll in the middle of the colony, birds more curious than frightened.

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