Some of Stuart’s images from their recent visit to the Puffins of Fair-Isle

Stuart has kindly sent in a selection of images captured on Shetland when they undertook the Puffins of Fair Isle Photography Holiday led by Kevin Morgans.

Fair Isle is the most remote inhabited island in the United Kingdom. It is administratively part of the parish of Dunrossness, Shetland, & is roughly equidistant from Sumburgh Head some 24 miles to the northeast on the Mainland of Shetland & North Ronaldsay, Orkney, some 27 miles to the southwest. Fair Isle is 3 miles long & 1.5 miles wide. It has an area of 3 sq miles, making it the tenth largest of the Shetland Islands.
Fair Isle has a permanent bird observatory, founded by George Waterston in 1948. Because of its importance as a bird migration watchpoint, it provides virtually all of the accommodation on the island.
The light, that is the reason for our photography holidays to both Fair Isle & Skomer which enables the capture of images like this
It is also the perfect place for capturing the ‘classic puffin image’, that with a bill that could literally hold no more sand eels, as demonstrated here, by one of the Fair Isle Atlantic Puffins as it return to it’s burrow.
With a bill that could literally hold no more sand eels, one of the Fair Isle Atlantic Puffins returns to it's burrow - photographed on the NaturesLens Puffins of Fair Isle Photography Holiday
And one cannot pass up the opportunity for golden light, staying on the island allows for photography at all times of day, whether that be early in the morning or late in the evening, bathed in golden light at the end of the day, one of Fair Isle’s Atlantic Puffins emerges from it’s burrow.
Bathed in golden light at the end of the day, one of Fair Isle's Atlantic Puffins emerges from it's burrow - photographed on the NaturesLens Puffins of Fair Isle Photography Holiday
Here are more of the images that Stuart managed to capture whilst on Fair Isle
Seabirds in thrift is the main reason for the timing of the photography tour - photographed on the NaturesLens Puffins of Fair Isle Photography Holiday
Seabirds & puffins in thrift is the main reason for the timing of the photography tour - photographed on the NaturesLens Puffins of Fair Isle Photography Holiday
Puffins & seabirds in thrift is the main reason for the timing of the photography tour - photographed on the NaturesLens Puffins of Fair Isle Photography Holiday
One of Fair Isle's Atlantic Puffins attempts a landing in windy conditions - photographed on the NaturesLens Puffins of Fair Isle Photography Holiday
One of Fair Isle's Arlantic Puffins watches the photographers - photographed on the NaturesLens Puffins of Fair Isle Photography Holiday
A preening Atlantic Puffin - photographed on the NaturesLens Puffins of Fair Isle Photography Holiday
An atlantic puffin poses against the craggy backdrop of the cliffs of Fair Isle - photographed on the NaturesLens Puffins of Fair Isle Photography Holiday

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  • Atlantic Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle Photography Holiday

    Join Robin Lowry, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, in Fair Isle during July 2019 for a 5 night photography holiday; take the opportunity to capture images of the comical atlantic puffin; the NaturesLens Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle photography holiday is offered on a full board, non-shared room basis, & costs £999 per participant.

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