Shutterbug Photo of the Day: “Pair of Puffins” by Joe Gliozzo

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is an adorable shot by by Joe Gliozzo of a pair of affectionate puffins.

“While visiting Machias Seal Island recently, I was able to observe over 3,000 Atlantic Puffins in their nesting grounds. For a brief moment only, I was able to photograph two being quite intimate. It was the only time I witnessed this for the 90 minutes I spent in the tiny bird blind made available to us,” writes Gliozzo.

The images were captured with a Nikon D810, a 70-200mm lens (with a 1.4 tele extender at 280mm), f/4, 1/2500th of second, f/5.6, ISO 500.

See a larger version of the photo in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery here.

If you want to enter Shutterbug Photo of the Day, post an image in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day Gallery and include your real name and some background on the image (how and where it was shot; the story behind the image; gear and settings used etc.) in the description field to qualify.

We will select one Shutterbug Photo of the Day image every month to run as a full-page feature in the magazine.

BFriggs's picture

Congratulations Joe. It is one of my favorites from the ones you have shown. Very well deserved.