Moments In Time Photography By Tom Lazar

Galleries: Birds

Puffin
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The Atlantic Puffins are one of the most interesting and unusual birds in North America. The curious appearance of the bird with its colorful huge bill has given rise to nicknames such as "clown of the ocean" and "sea parrot." To photograph these birds I had to take a hour and a half boat trip (one way) to an island off the coast of Maine. Sea conditionswere unpredictable and often prevented landing on the island. (I suggest waiting to eat until after you go). If you make it onto the island, blinds set up by the Canadian Wildlife service are made available for a short period. Here you can observe the colorful puffins, who nest in the rocks around the island, care for their young. By the end of the summer, the new fledglings will follow their parents out to sea where they spend most of the rest of the year.

 

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