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Atlantic Puffin's

All puffin species have predominantly black or black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large beaks. They shed the colourful outer parts of their bills after the breeding season, leaving a smaller and duller beak. Their short wings are adapted for swimming with a flying technique under water. In the air, they beat their wings rapidly (up to 400 times per minute)in swift flight, often flying low over the ocean's surface..

I have always wanted to see and to photograph a puffin, so yesterday my wish came true when our camera club took an outing to the Saltee Islands, as I got lots of different puffin pictures as well as about 700 more pictures.

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Taken on June 19, 2010