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Digging the Burrows

Digging the Burrows
Copyright ©2005, Jens Birch
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The puffin (Fratercula arctica) really reminds me of the "hobbits" in the Lord of the Ring. They appear to be very polite towards each other and they find a mate with which they stick for their entire life. As if that wasn't enough, they even live in under ground burrows - just like hobbits!

This one is taking a rest in its work of building a better home for its family. Maybe the digging is the reason for them to have such a beak?

As my other puffin, this one is taken at Latrabjarg in Iceland which is the largest bird cliff in the North Atlantic, hosting about 1 million seabirds.

Cheers, Jens.
Photographer: Jens Birch
Folder: Jens' Wildlife
Uploaded: 14-Sep-2005 23:01 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f/8
Focal length: 200 (400mm)
Lens: Zuiko ED 50-200/2.8-3.5
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 200
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Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
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Image resized to: 675x900

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Another great shot Jens - I hope the dirt hasn't dried his mouth shut!! Keep them coming - love them.....regards bevellee

Bevellee Bryceson at 07:06 CEST on 15-Sep-2005 [Reply]

Perfect (AAA)

What can we say Jens , I think everybody is happy you are sharing those beautiful pictures with us, thanks very much.
I bid jealous though that I was not on that spot....;-)

Best regards,

Fonzy - at 09:30 CEST on 15-Sep-2005 [Reply]