Faroe Islands ’13 (ill.)

Header photo:
A Northern Gannet colony, west of Mykinesholmur, Faroe Islands, 
photographed from a distance with a 400mm lens and monopod, 
a foggy day in August 2013.  
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The Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) is a seabird, 
and the largest member of the gannet family, Sulidae. 
Nesting in colonies as large as 60,000 pairs on both 
sides of the north Atlantic this bird undertakes 
seasonal migrations and is a spectacular high-speed diver.
(Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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FOGGY DEW  – like pearls tiny drops of mist cover the plumage of the Puffin, photographed on a foggy day amidst hundreds of the kind on the steep green slopes riddled with nest burrows, adjacent to the huge cliffs towering from the Atlantic on the westernmost point of Mykines Island in the Faroe Archipelago.

Lunde, Mykines, Færøyene

Puffin, Mykines, Faroe Islands

Lunde, Mykines, Færøyene

Puffin, Mykines, Faroe Islands

Lunde, Mykines, Færøyene

Puffin, Mykines, Faroe Islands

Lunde, Mykines, Færøyene

Puffin, Mykines, Faroe Islands

The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), also known as 
the Common Puffin, is a species of seabird in the auk family.
(Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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RED TIDE  –  symbolizing Death av well as Life:  A Faroese whale boat from Sandoy in the bay of Húsavik, colored red from the catch of a school of Pilot Whales, offering each and one family on the island a free meal perhaps for once a week in the year to come, thus harvesting from nature as a part of ancient culture in this remote spot in the Atlantic.

Húsavik, Faroe Islands: grindadráp

Húsavik, Faroe Islands: grindadráp

Húsavik, Faroe Islands: grindadráp

Húsavik, Faroe Islands: grindadráp

Húsavik, Faroe Islands: grindadráp

Húsavik, Faroe Islands: grindadráp

Húsavik, Faroe Islands: grindadráp

Húsavik, Faroe Islands: grindadráp

The long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) is one of the 
two species of cetacean in the genus Globicephala. It belongs 
to the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae), though its 
behavior is closer to that of the larger whales.
(Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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