18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Atlantic Puffin on Staffa Island

I was on a small ship trip to visit wild and ancient places in Britain. On this particular day, we were visiting Staffa Island. It was raining on-and-off. Once landing, we had to climb a steep staircase and then walk through mud and over rocks and hills to get to the puffin colony. I set up my tripod in the most sheltered area I could find with a good view of the colony.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Marian Herz
Photo of the Day: 01.15.21