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Photo Info

Dimensions2464 x 1648
Original file size1.5 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Jun-04 10:31
Date modified30-May-07 19:43
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D
Focal length320 mm
Exposure1/80 at f/25
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 250
Metering modePattern
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".