In the middle of May I traveled to the island of Runde in Norway to fulfill an old dream – to see and photograph the charming Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica). Normally the weather is quite warm at this time of the year and had been so for quite a while, but when I arrived snow, rain and stormy weather arrived. It was quite a challenge to make something out of this conditions, but I trusted that my non-weather proofed camera and lens would survive the harsh weather. And they did, so I managed to get some pictures. Here´s a few first frames and more will follow.
A Puffin in snowy conditions.
Two White-tailed Eagles over the scenic surroundings of Runde.
It almost felt like this Puffin apologized for the weather.
Too wet, even for a Puffin…
There were times when the sun came through the clouds and gave some nice light conditions.
Runde, Norway – May 2019