These Atlantic Puffins, proper name Fratercula arctica, are a seabird species and feed mostly on fish, as well as some other sea creatures. They are easily recognizable by their bright yellow / orange feet and their very colorful beaks that they use to catch fish and also to break shells open.
They are the only Puffin species to be found in the Atlantic Ocean and about 95 percent of the species breeds around the coast of Newfoundland. They often breed on coasts and rocks such as is pictured here, and sometimes they have to fight off other animals such as rabbits who may try to steal their nest.
The male puffin does most of the work to get ready for nesting season, and they are the ones that collect the material and line the nest to make it comfortable. The only time these birds spend on land is when they nest and the male and female mate with each other before they reach land.
Bird Island is a special area that the Atlantic Puffins return to each year to nest together and they do not have to contend with so many predators here on this island. This place can be seen from the Bonavista Lighthouse, which is a popular tourist attraction in Bonavista Bay on the coast of Newfoundland in gorgeous Atlantic Canada.
Atlantic Puffins, Fratercula arctica, nesting on Bird Island just off shore from Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, Bonavista Peninsula, Bonavista Bay, Discovery Trail, Newfoundland Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/640 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 300mm.
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