Although he is a veteran of leading photography holidays for NaturesLens with multiple trips to Poland & Fair-Isle under his belt, Kevin Morgans has yet to lead a holiday for us to photograph the Atlantic Puffins of Skomer. Next summer, this changes, as he will be co-leading one of the regular trips that we run to Skomer Island. A popular holiday that we’ve been running these for the last three years!
That said, Kevin is no stranger to puffin photography, or Skomer itself. He has lead our Puffins of Fair Isle Photography – you can read his report here – & he has visited & stayed on Skomer a number of times himself. The focus of these holidays is obviously the comical clowns of the sea & as such, we thought that our blog readers might like to see some of the recent additions to Kevin’s Atlantic Puffins of Skomer Photography Portfolio, since he was kind enough to send us a good selection of images for us to publish here in this blog post.
A serene portrait of one of the Puffins of Skomer in the evening light.
The spectacular evening light provides a gentle catchlight in the eye of one of the Puffins of Skomer Island.
One of the Atlantic Puffins returns to dry land having gathered many sand eels from out at sea.
A Puffin preens itself amongst the sea campion that litter the island.
A beautiful image captured as one of Skomer’s Puffins was illuminated by the last rays of the setting sun in the evening light.
Having just landed with a great catch of sand-eels, one of the Atlantic Puffins of Skomer, shakes itself dry.
A capture of an Puffin, with a bill full of nesting material, returning to its burrow on Skomer Island.
One of Skomer’s Puffins, seen here gathering nesting material to line the burrow with.
Calling in the rain, one of the Atlantic Puffins of Skomer, appears to be bemoaning the weather that Wales is often blessed with.
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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.