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Dimensions3072 x 2048
Original file size2.89 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Jun-04 09:05
Date modified5-Oct-09 20:52
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 10D
Focal length135 mm
Max lens aperturef/5
Exposure1/1250 at f/5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeAverage
Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin

Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick Canada.

The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is a seabird species in the auk family. It is a pelagic bird that feeds primarily by diving for fish, but also eats other sea creatures, such as squid and crustaceans. Its most obvious characteristic is its brightly coloured beak during the breeding seasons. Also known as the Common Puffin, it is the only puffin species which is found in the Atlantic Ocean. The curious appearance of the bird, with its colourful huge bill and its striking piebald plumage, has given rise to nicknames such as "clown of the ocean" and "sea parrot".