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Sand and Sea
Yawn - time for breakfast!
A Puffin (Fratercula arctica) that just came out from its nest hole after a day's sleep. The parents take turns to brood the eggs and care for the small while the other half is fishing out at sea. Here its mate has just come home and it is preparing to leave within a minute.
You can see the small hooks along the beak that prevents just caught fish from escaping. Also the toungue has a similar construction which allows the bird to catch more fish while keeping the catch of several fishes in the beak.
I took this picture at Latrabjarg in Iceland which is the largest bird cliff in the North Atlantic. More than one million birds breed along its 14 km stretch. With an average height of 75 m it means about 1 m? per bird!
Latrabjarg is one of my most incredible birding experiences! It was overwhelming! Hardly maneagable to capture the masses of birds on photograps. Even more impossible to present it in 900x 675 pixels.
For now: Enjoy this single bird while I figure out how to display the rest!
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