The Landing

Equipment Info
SONY ILCE-7RM2
11287712/1000000 sec. / ISO 1600
Nearest Area
Mykines, Faroe Islands
Town
Mykines, Faroe Islands
Brief Directions
You take a ferry from the mainland, then hike out to the point, just shy of the lighthouse. There are a series of seasonal puffin colonies along the path.
Notes
The otherwise challenging landing for the puffin was actually due to a last-minute gust of wind from behind, blowing in off the coast.
Description
While Mykines provided a spectacular opportunity to capture up-close shots of the puffins, beaks full of fish, this remains one of my favorite shots because of its imperfection. I can't help but give human attributes to the birds. I see a gentleman suitor, trying to be charming, but bungling it with his landing. Trying to safe it by sliding into a deep bow with a "ta-daaa!" only to be met with annoyance and a cold shoulder. All as a crowd of peers look on watching everything unfold.
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Date Added
August 10, 2019
Date Taken
August 10, 2018