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A puffin perched on the cliff edge in Iceland

While hiking in Látrabjarg, i stopped at a cliff side where this little guy flew up to take break from making his rounds to the near by nests. He only stayed around for 2-3 seconds before quickly diving off the cliff again. After experiencing this brief moment of the puffin staring back at me through my camera, I realized how delicate and beautiful these species of birds are and how important it is that Iceland make significant efforts to eliminate the consumption of puffins as a local delicacy.

TAGS: Bird, Hiking, Iceland, Nature

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
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© David Stone.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2016
Total Views: 486
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 16, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-6000
Focal Length: 199mm
Shutter Speed: 1/3200
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO1250
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PHOTO LOCATION Látrabjarg, Iceland