Sunday, 28 June 2009
Puffins are amazing. After my previous encounter with puffins at Bempton it was wonderful to see so many in one place. For the first hour I just stood on top of the cliffs and took portrait shots. This is one of my favourites. The sea was a beautiful azure providing the perfect backdrop.
Most of the photographers present seemed intent on getting a shot of a puffin with a beak-full of sand-eels. It wasn't what I had set out to achieve - I was more after flight shots (of which more later!) - but having seen them coming with mouthfuls of fish it was hard to resist joining in! The combination of colours and textures is quite intense. This particular bird seems to have done very well; I count no less than eight eels in its mouth.