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Specie: Atlantic Puffin
Location: Latrabjarg Cliffs, Iceland

The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), also known as the common puffin, is a species of seabird in the auk family. It is the only puffin native to the Atlantic Ocean; two related species, the tufted puffin and the horned puffin, are found in the northeastern Pacific.

The Atlantic puffin breeds in Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland and many North Atlantic islands, and as far south as Maine in the west and the British Isles in the east. Although it has a large population and a wide range, the species has declined rapidly, at least in parts of its range, resulting in it being rated as vulnerable by the IUCN.

On land, it has the typical upright stance of an auk. At sea, it swims on the surface and feeds mainly on small fish, which it catches by diving underwater, using its wings for propulsion.

Spending the autumn and winter in the open ocean of the cold northern seas, the Atlantic puffin returns to coastal areas at the start of the breeding season in late spring. It nests in clifftop colonies, digging a burrow in which a single white egg is laid. The chick mostly feeds on whole fish and grows rapidly. After about six weeks it is fully fledged and makes its way at night to the sea. It swims away from the shore and does not return to land for several years.

The striking appearance, large colourful bill, waddling gait and behaviour of this bird have given rise to nicknames such as “clown of the sea” and “sea parrot”. It is the official bird symbol for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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altergromit Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconpuffin---plz::icondominikaaniola::iconpuffin--plz:
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I would hug them I would.. :D :love:
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altergromit Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
...Me too, but there are not puffins in Italy, too bad!!... :heart:   
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, we do not have them in Poland either. :(
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altergromit Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:shrug:      PUFFIN-PLZ by altergromit   
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suezn Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Wonderful capture.  They are so adorable.
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, they are. :)
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Zenertia Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Filmographer
Beautiful capture!
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Zenertia Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Filmographer
Anytime :)
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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RENEWAL-ART Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is really sweet :)
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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CoraAngon Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful shot. Love the framing and focus. I love ornithology overall, so I Heart  puffins.  Great work. 
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :love:
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Jesusfeathers Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
PUFFIN!!!
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesss :D
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