I’ve seen Puffins flying underwater in an avian aquarium. They’re incredibly elegant. I’ve seen them flying and been amazed by their speed and agility. I’ve seen them walking and they are charming and comedic. It’s in the transition between flying and walking and flying and swimming they seem to have the momentary lapse of style. It all looks good until the final moments.
Then it all goes horribly wrong for them.
Here’s just one of the many images I’ve taken on Westray in the last week.