October 27, 2012


   As I mentioned below, during our Lake Clark National Park bear photography trip we spent one day in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge at a near by island photographing Horned puffins (Fratercula corniculata).

    It was absolutely wonderful to be able to be so near these beautiful birds. If you've ever come across these birds in the open ocean you know just how speedy and difficult they are to photograph. On this tiny island we were able to position ourselves in locations near to where the birds came to roost.

   While the photography is still challenging, especially when the puffins are in flight, this location allows for lots and lots of practice! We were lucky enough to be there when they were  bringing in small fish to feed their young as well.

   Below are some of my favorites!