Puffin Delivery

Puffin delivering sand eels to its nest on Staple Island, photographed during my first Northumberland Sea Birds and Castles Tour of 2018. Getting focus locked on is tricky owing to the speed at which puffins fly and requires careful panning as they approach. A little sea mist softened the light, avoiding harsh contrasts between the puffin's sunlit face and shaded underside.