Peering Puffins

If Puffins can’t find an earth burrow, or if they live in a place with predators like rats and stoats, they will nest in rock cracks.

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I love this shot of one peering out from its nest.

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

“Is the coast clear?”

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

And the bright light in those eyes?

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Fabulous.

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