October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014

Success

Photograph by Peter Allinson

An Atlantic puffin returns from a successful fishing expedition in this picture captured in Iceland. A puffin can grip 20 or more fish in its beak. Those with chicks make up to eight food runs a day.

This photo was submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.


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8 comments
tina proveaux
tina proveaux

Nice photo.  I was curious where it was taken.


Tony Ferrito
Tony Ferrito

Nice shot.


To all marine ornithologists : we need video of how a puffin catches a fish without dropping  the ones it is carrying!

Bories Jung
Bories Jung

A very fine picture. And an very successful fishing run. They now, ho to do it ! Great ! 

Agnès P.
Agnès P.

This photo is so funny. I love it!

R. Knutsen
R. Knutsen

"Yeah, so how's that pole workin for ya over there? Fisherman... HA."

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