14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
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.
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||Aug. 16, 2016, 4:39 p.m.