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The puffin is one of Iceland’s biggest wildlife draws. They arrive by the million for the breeding season between April and August, and nest on coastal cliffs all around the country in massive colonies.

To say that they arrive in the million is no understatement – we literally spent days shooting puffin photography, though we did occasionally allow them to break for lunch!

Head to Tjörnes for the best site to spot puffins in Iceland.

Iceland puffin caught on camera during lunch.

Iceland puffin caught on camera during lunch.

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Meg Jerrard is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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  1. ah it looks so cute!! I first read about Puffins in Enid Blyton’s children books and I’ve been interested ever since!

    • They’re such a beautiful and comical bird! We loved just sitting and watching them and the hours really did just disappear!

  2. This is such a fabulous photo! And a remarkable experience.

    • Thanks Kerrie! I’m so glad you enjoy the photo!!

  3. Awesome shot Meg!

    Puffins have always fascinated me ;)


    • Thanks Ryan! They’re a highly comical creature for sure!

  4. Amazing photo! Puffins are so cute!

    • Thanks Katrina! I love puffins :D Prob my favorite bird!

  5. I don’t know enough about puffins, but they look so interesting!

    That’s a really beautiful photo.


    • Thanks Gemma! They’re a really interesting bird – so comical when the fly too – they sort of flitter about instead of gracefully flying through the air. Very funny to watch!

  6. I love this picture Mike and Megan. It just goes to show how wonderful pictures can be taken with patience and plenty of clicks.

    Keep sharing the fabulous pictures, we love them.

    • Thanks so much! Wildlife photography really does revolve around patience – it’s key!!

  7. Gorgeous shot! Puffins are such beautiful birds :)

    • Thanks Mary! Totally agree – they’re out favorite bird!

  8. This just renewed my “I really need to get to Iceland, asap” vibe.

    Such a wonderful photo!!

    • I’m so glad! It’s such a wonderful destination, you’ll have the best time of your life!

  9. One day, be in one year or ten years, I will go to Iceland. This photo is fantastic and I’m glad that the days of photographing these birds paid off with this spectacular shot.

    • I’m so glad to hear! It seriously is our favorite destination, and it’s definitely one I would recommend above all else.

      So glad you enjoyed the photo – I hope you manage a trip to Iceland soon :)

  10. Ah, what an amazing photo! I love the colours. Hoping to spot some puffins when I visit Iceland this year!

    • Thanks Sara! Definitely head up to Tjörnes when you hit Iceland – there were literally hundreds on the embankments! Happy travels!

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