Puffins are birds with a brightly colored beak during the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by
diving in the water. They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in
burrows in the soil. Two species, the tufted puffin and horned puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic
puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean. Mostly, we saw horned puffins on the cliffs of Wrangel and Harald Islands as well as
the islands on our way up to Wrangel Island.
South of Wrangel Island we
encountered a few tufted puffins.
I have always wanted to get some good Puffin photos. I think I finally succeeded on this trip.