18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dinner Line

Three Atlantic puffins lined up atop a cliff in Iceland's Westman Islands. Sand eels are traditionally a staple in these birds' diet, but recently strains to the eels' population have forced puffins to expand their dietary repertoire. Sometimes, the birds line up atop windy cliffs to provide some shelter from the elements.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Heimaey, Iceland
Copyright: © Jack Knoll