Lantjabargan is one of the places where it is easy to photograph puffins in iceland.
They are nesting high up on the edges of the cliffs where they are relatively safe from predators
The are vividly colored and made more so by the setting sun (almost midnight here in early June)
They seem to socialize extensively with each other moving back and forth along the cliff
It's a bit scary to watch one calmly hop off the rock edge into space and seemingly fall forever, before flapping its wings and taking flight far below.
Razor bills also nest on these cliffs, but are a bit more nervous about humans
Gannets are large sea birds which nest on the rocky offshore islands and are frequently seen fishing along the coast of Iceland.
The red throated loon is a special bird common in Iceland, but rare elsewhere.
Barrow's Goldeneye flying past in the sunset near lake Myvatn
A trio in flight passing over the still snow covered mountains
The beautiful horned (or slavonian) Grebe
Oyster catcher in flight
A red necked phalarope. Small and flighty birds, they nonetheless approached quite closely
A male rock ptarmagin in breeding plumage
Here, with the female
Snow buntings were common.
Long tailed ducks, here male and female together (previously called old squaw)
A red breasted merganser still in it's winter plumage
The Icelandic red poll
Sheep and churches are everywhere in Iceland.
An old shipwreck on the island of Flatey, Iceland
A small church and graveyard on an isolated stretch of coast in Iceland
Despite the frequent rain we had an excellent trip with phenomenal food and things of beauty everywhere.
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