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must.... take..... off...... The puffin wings are so inefficient for flight, when doing a water take off, they have to use the waves to jump up enough the start flying! Atlantic Puffin,Fratercula arctica,Geotagged,Iceland,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

must.... take..... off......

The puffin wings are so inefficient for flight, when doing a water take off, they have to use the waves to jump up enough the start flying!

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  1. When you're this cute, you don't need fancy wings. Posted 7 years ago

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The Atlantic Puffin is a seabird species in the auk family. It is a pelagic bird that feeds primarily by diving for fish, but also eats other sea creatures, such as squid and crustaceans. Its most obvious characteristic during the breeding season is its brightly coloured bill. Also known as the Common Puffin, it is the only puffin species which is found in the Atlantic Ocean.

Similar species: Shorebirds And Allies
Species identified by JohnR
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Uploaded Feb 18, 2015. Captured May 30, 2012 12:28 in Sveitarfélagið Skagafjörður, Iceland.
  • Canon EOS 450D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO400
  • 250mm