ÍS: Puffins at Látrabjarg

Puffin in Iceland Látrabjarg is the westernmost point in Iceland. This isolated promontory is known for it’s flourish populations of puffins, razor bills, guillemots, and other migratory sea birds. It is a breeding ground vital to the global survival of many species living there. It is also Europe’s longest bird cliff at 14km long and 440m high at certain points. Since this area was never a hunting ground for the birds and their eggs, in peak season puffins sit on the cliff edge and tucked into crannies within arm’s reach, calmly watching you and looking out to sea.

Puffin in IcelandMy visit in June with my mom was my second visit to the cliffs. It was so magical to see these ungainly little birds nestled in pairs, leaping off the cliff to find food, and disappearing into cliff-side burrows. We were able to get within a foot of several of them, and their faces and color are so beautiful up close. Puffin in Iceland   [35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more pictures from my June Ring Road trip around Iceland]

 

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