Two Horned Puffins
30" x 24" HD Matte Metal
Puffins are incredible medium-sized birds that many people plan trips just to see them.
In Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska there is an area about 35 miles south of Seward called the Chiswell Islands. Wildlife there is so abundant it's literally overwhelming.
Humpback Whales, Orca, Sea Birds of several species -
including Horned & Tufted Puffins - Stellar Sea Lions, and much more.
We were between a few islands when 4 Humpbacks appeared, surfacing and diving under showing their massive tails, with sea birds floating, flying and singing all around us and Stellar Sea Lions on Rocks nearby bellowing away. When the onboard naturalist put a hydra-phone into the water so we could hear the Humpbacks communicating it was MINDS BLOWN!
While none of the 4 Humpbacks breached, that was OK.
We were in their environment and they will choose what they will do, not us. That's nature.
After that incredible wildlife experience we cruised over to where the naturalist knew there was a rookery of Puffins. Everyone on the boat was very excited. Watching these football shaped birds with wings seemingly way too small to fly - yet they fly so incredibly well (at 50 mph with wings beating 400 times a minute!) and swim even better!
Photographing one in flight was a definite highlight for me. Once I got one in flight, it was hard to stop - addicting! I have more Puffin images in the Iceland Gallery on this website - https://www.davidandersonward.com/kenai_fjords and
I also have an 11 minute video/slideshow on YouTube
OR just search
davidandersonward on YouTube and there will be 3 videos including
Iceland and Canadian Arctic Wildlife. You might enjoy all 3 videos.
These two gorgeous birds were posing on the cliffs and I was fortunate to see them since Puffins move around constantly. These two were contemplating flying off to get some more fish - which Puffin went first I do not remember as another Puffin grabbed my attention.
There were at least 20 or more Puffins on this cliff flying out, flying in, and doing whatever they do. All the while our 45' boat was just hovering in the cove far enough way to not bother them. These were expert tour guides for sure. It was magical
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