It has long been a dream of mine to see puffins in the flesh, so our Iceland trip included a puffin-watching jaunt in Reykjavik harbour. The puffins had given up on breeding on the islands in the harbour & were headed back out to sea, so we only got to see them on the water. They were pretty tough to photograph, being skittish and also quite small. Their take-off from water is less than graceful as it involves a lot of frantic flapping and their flying silhouette is rather chunky. But they were adorable to watch.
Puffins! Wonderful photos. I haven't seen any puffins since I was little and I wasn't allowed to take pictures because my parents knew I'd end up dropping my camera off a cliff, so I've always been jealous of people who get to do so.