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5 solo images for the week (Wednesday).

Puffins on Skellig Michael 1
Puffins on skellig michael
Irish landscape and wild-life photography :
Nigel Borrington

Puffins on skellig michael

I will post fully very soon on the Skellig Islands, a visit to both Islands is just Magical.

Each year the Islands are home to one of the worlds biggest colonies of Puffins and the above image is just one from many I got on a Visit back in July. The cliff top slopes on Skellig Michael are just breathtaking and you have to be very careful not to slip.

I really enjoyed getting these images as these wonderful bird are just magical to be around.


Puffins on Skellig Michael, County Kerry

Puffins on Skellig Michael 1
Images using a Canon G1x
Puffins on Skellig Michael, county Kerry
Irish Wildlife images by Kilkenny based photographer : Nigel Borrington

On a very recent trip to the Skellig islands I got lots of images of the puffins that nest here in large numbers each year, Ireland has two large populations of Puffins, one here and the other the Saltee islands of the Wexford coast line.

When you visit both these locations, it is very hard to be perfectly honest to miss getting great images of these birds. They are very trusting of humans and can get very close to you, so even with a camera like the Canon G1x you can get some very good images. These are just two and I got lots more.

They are a lot smaller than you may think if you have never seen them in the flesh, it’s when you see them in flight that they are at their most impressive.

Puffins on Skellig Michael 2