Puffin love

Great Saltee Puffin

For all those who are in a dark place – here is some puffin love for you.

Great Saltee Puffin

Great Saltee Puffin

Great Saltee Puffin

Great Saltee Puffin

Great Saltee Puffin

Great Saltee Puffin

Great Saltee Puffin

Great Saltee Puffin

Great Saltee Puffin

Great Saltee Puffin

Great Saltee Puffin

Great Saltee Puffin

This is the puffin love story I heard ( and witnessed) on my last visit to the Great Saltee πŸ™‚


To book a boat to Saltee Islands from Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford, call +353-53-912-9684.


Links to some of my previous posts about Saltee Islands and Puffins:

https://inesemjphotography.com/2014/06/28/saltee-islands-a-place-where-birds-rule/

https://inesemjphotography.com/2014/06/30/golden-faces-silver-eyes-and-blue-eyelids/

https://inesemjphotography.com/2015/06/23/saltee-islands-treasure-bigger-than-money-part-1/

https://inesemjphotography.com/2015/06/27/saltee-islands-treasure-bigger-than-money-part-2/

https://inesemjphotography.com/2016/07/16/saltee-island-off-to-see-the-puffins/

https://inesemjphotography.com/2017/07/22/saltee-islands-all-things-beautiful/

www.inesemjphotography.comΒ Have a wonderful weekend!

150 comments

  1. The colors are magnificent dear Inese, they don’t know it but they have wonderful portraits of their affections to seen around the world.

    1. Thank you Francis! The colors depend on where the puffins sit. It is why I have two kinds of puffin pictures, very different in color πŸ™‚ I stay on the island from 12.00 to 16.00, and the sun is in a certain position at that time. There are more other factors too. Have to be lucky to catch the right light πŸ™‚

  2. I love those puffins and remember a poem which has them in my childhood poetry anthology. . .
    Hugs and smiles sent to you for sharing this very special and unique excursion with us, Inese. xo ❀️

    1. Thank you Robin! Glad you found something special in my blog πŸ™‚ You will also like my next blog that I have scheduled for September 8 :). I myself will be away on holidays ❀

      1. I’m so glad you have special family holidays planned. I enjoy all the different wonders you capture. πŸ’
        I just have cut back on my time to blog. It is really helping me to have time with family and for myself to relax, too.
        Enjoy and “be in the moments,” Inese. ❀️

          1. Indeed! First comes Family πŸ’ž and Faith. πŸ•ŠοΈ
            Then your photography which is truly a Gift, Inese. πŸ“· Then your friends who love your blogging with fabulous photos. ❀️

    1. Thank you Sarah! I had plenty of time to visit with puffins as I didn’t move around the island much this year. I sat there and they didn’t mind me πŸ™‚

  3. Such stunning photos, Inese. You have captured these gorgeous birds perfectly and their antics make me want to say ‘aah…’ Fabulous setting, too.

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ If our Earth had to choose a human and a wild species to represent the planet, my choice would be the Irwin family and a puffin πŸ˜€

  4. Absolutely beautiful post! I just love, adore Puffins!!!
    I used to get email notices of your posts, but that has fallen off. I have signed up again!

    1. Thank you Resa. I have been away a good couple of months. Getting back, but slowly. We have the mural festival soon, then I will start linking to your blog πŸ™‚

  5. These ones are extremely cute, dear Inese. πŸ–€πŸ§ I have seen penguins in Patagonia, years ago…. but never puffins (I would join Cindy above… I don’t think we have puffins over here either) …
    Beautiful post! … sending love and best wishes 😘

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ You might have a different kind of puffins, but this is Atlantic one and they live only in the northern hemisphere. Penguins are cool too xx

  6. When I watched the Star Wars The Last Jedi movie and saw the Porgs, all I could think about were your beautiful pix of them. Recognized them immediately. Loved you images and good to have you back!

    1. Syd, thank you! πŸ™‚ There is another puffin colony on Skellig Michael where the filming took place. I secretly hoped they would include the puffins in the movie – and why not – but well, it probably didn’t work out, and the Porgs are cute with their puffin wings, anyway πŸ™‚

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