Werner Bollmann - Prepare for landing


In late afternoon the puffins come back from their fishing grounds to rest on the cliffs. Soon all preferred places on the rock tops are taken. Puffins are really no good flyers and repeatedly a latecomer doesn’t manage to land at the right place and plunks right into a resting group.

Location: Norway

Tags: fratercula arctica, Norway, puffin, werner bollmann

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  1. Can Berkol said:

    04/03/2011 10:22

    this is phenomenal.

  2. Ben said:

    04/03/2011 11:03

    great shot, my congrats.

  3. Sven Zacek said:

    04/03/2011 11:28

    I like this kind of light a lot and you are right the gius on the cliff should prepare for landing, because this guy is coming in no matter what.

  4. Bruno said:

    04/03/2011 16:18

    Wow, Werner! Great timing and what a composition. I love the gradient of blue in the sky and the way the other Puffins are OOF. You can be very happy of your Puffin pictures...

  5. Sven Zacek said:

    04/03/2011 18:26

    Man, I have been looking at this picture a lot today. I really love the light and you must be Puffing with delight yourself :D

  6. Josh said:

    04/03/2011 22:04

    Beautiful picture. I love the composition and timing.

  7. Jeff said:

    05/03/2011 13:16


  8. Luciano said:

    05/03/2011 19:17

    Great shot Werner!
    I appreciate a lot the visive interaction between the landing puffin and others.

  9. Jaak P├Áder said:

    07/03/2011 21:01

    Puffin pics are on the wish list of any photographer, but the results are usually the same what is seen before. In the lIght of that I postponed my comment, because this is a very inspiring puffin scene. The one I'd travel there for myself to be honest.

  10. Theo Bosboom said:

    10/03/2011 10:14

    Cool picture Werner! Not easy to take original puffin pictures nowadays, but you managed to so so.

  11. Renate said:

    20/04/2011 19:03

    The picture looks like it's taken right out of "Happy feet", or some other cartoon. :) Great composition!

  12. Oscar Dominguez said:

    09/05/2011 21:56

    Amazing use of deep of field and composition.

  13. David Guimaraes said:

    24/09/2011 00:17

    I am totally possessed by the diferent plans as images within this photo! Incredible photo!