Oriol Alamany - Puffin sunset flight


After a long career as a nature photographer I had never taken good pictures of Atlantic Puffins. I tried it in my first trip to the Lofoten Islands in summer 1985, but I failed as I chose to visit the wrong breeding colony (at the time the information was scarce and there was no internet). But last year 2013 I travelled to the Shetland Islands and finally got to photograph puffins at will for several days. This image was taken after dinner, when the light was beautiful. I took it with a short lens to show the rugged Shetland islands landscape and the carpet of colorful wildflowers.

Location: Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK

Tags: Arctic, europe, fratercyla, Islands, kingdom, oriol alamany, puffin, scotland, seabirds, shetland, uk, united

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  1. Lucy Corrander said:

    10/09/2014 10:50

    And you got one flying in. I don't think I've seen a picture of a flying puffin before.

  2. Iker said:

    11/09/2014 00:32

    Beeeautiful, Oriol! :-D I LOVE the light, colours, flowers, the birds (looking at each other), the background... congratulations! :) it gives a deep sense of natural beauty :)

  3. VÍCTOR ESCUIN said:

    11/09/2014 11:18

    Puffin is one of those animals that most photographers want in our portfolio... Few succeed with such mastery. CONGRATULATIONS