March 15, 2010

Puffin, Shiant Islands

Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Dapper black-and-white razorbills (at right) and bright-beaked puffins (at left and in air, at center) find a haven on the Shiant Islands, just a few miles southeast of Lewis, Scotland. Nearly 8,000 razorbills and more than 200,000 puffins are estimated to use these islands as their breeding grounds each year.


See more photographs from the January 2010 feature story "Edge of the World."
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