a north Atlantic puffin stands on a cliff edge, its mouthful of sandeels held tight in a fierce updraft.
Puffin with Cargo
A parent nurtures its growing chick.
A puffin is pursued by black-headed gulls across the burrow ground on Inner Farne. The latter are intent on stealing its precious sandeels.
Puffin poses with sandeels
Far from posing, this puffin is gathering itself before running the gauntlet of greedy gulls intent on stealing the mouthful of food intended for its puffling chicks.
Kittiwake and Chick
A kittiwake pauses before feeding its hungry chick.
Home for Supper
Two arctic terns engage in an aerial fight.
An arctic tern adopts a threatening posture to discourage humans from going near its nesting site or young chick. If the warning is not heeded immediately, it will strike passers-by on the head with its sharp beak.