These portrait shots were taken back in June on the island of Skomer.
It was a beautiful day to visit the island with a view to photograph the Puffins,and as usual i was not disappointed.
We always get on the first boat as at this time of year certain areas of the island becomes a media scrum when it comes to the Puffins.The islands staff do a great job of keeping tourists away from the burrows.
I took these portrait shots as the Puffins were feeding on Sand eels,their favorite food.My camera gear consisted of a Canon 7d mk 2, 100-400mm Canon lens with a polarising filter.Eventhough you could get relatively close to the Puffins set up of my camera was quite tricky.There was no cover, so over exposure was a constant thorn in my side.
Puffin numbers are falling due to low sand eel numbers.Climate change is a big factor.When will the world wake up to this serious issue.