Staple Island, Farne Islands, North England


If you visit the Farne Islands you will notice that most of the puffins come flying into land and run into their burrows at a rapid rate of knots to avoid the gulls trying to steal their catch of sandeels.  But you will notice that some tend to stand about on the edges of the cliffs posing with their catch.  It could be that they are not yet of breeding age and are practicing catching numerous fish.  So this presents the perfect opportunity to capture some photo’s of them.  These four puffins formed a wee group as if to compare the sizes of their catch.

Field Notes

Camera: Olympus OMD EM-1

Lens: Leica DG 100-400mm F4.0-6.3

Aperture: F7.1

Exposure: 1/1000 sec

ISO: 200