John visited Skomer as one of the participants on our July Puffins of Skomer Island Photography Holiday, this trip was led by Dan, & like our June trip they spent three days on the island, with the clowns of the sea, the atlantic puffins.
Like our June trip they had some very mixed weather conditions, but on the last evening, everything came good for them & the sun bathed The Wick in golden light, enabling the participants to take advantage & capture some beautiful images of the Atlantic Puffins that call Skomer ‘home’ for a short series of months every summer.
John has kindly contributed in half a dozen of his images for inclusion in this blog post, including this rather stunning back-lit puffin coming in to land.
Here, bathed in the golden light of the evening sun, one of the Atlantic Puffins pops up from a burrow.
Here John has captured one of Skomer’s Atlantic Puffins beautifully backlit as it spreads it’s wings.
A wider angle than many attempt has lead to this image, John supplemented the image with some fill-in flash to light the front of the atlantic puffin.
John has posted more images on his web site – along with how he achieved many of the captures, you can read that here; if you, like John, would like photograph these comical birds for yourself, see below for details of the July trip – John is heading back as he has more to achieve & techniques to try!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO PHOTOGRAPH SKOMER’S ATLANTIC PUFFINS FOR YOURSELF?
Skomer is one of the most important locations for the colonies of Atlantic Puffins in Europe & it is easy to see why. For photographers keen to add puffin images captured in different conditions & lighting to their wildlife portfolio, a three night stay on the island provides an abundance of opportunities. Our focus during the NaturesLens photography holidays are the comical puffins, which can be seen on Skomer in abundant quantities from mid-May through to July.
Our second 2017 Skomer Puffins Photography Holiday, is proposed to be held in July, over the dates of July 15 – 18, 2017, some places still remain available on this trip, all bookings have to be confirmed by the end of September, but these trips normally sell out well in advance of the end of sale date.