The Natural World Highly commended

‘I'm off!’ by Kenneth Wilkie

When faced with the overwhelming numbers of a puffin colony, the temptation to single in on one bird with a telephoto lens is strong. However I like that this image has pulled back to better show the environment of the birds and emphasise the rain, which stands out beautifully against the dark rocky background. Waiting for the single puffin to take flight has added a sense of action and perfectly fills what would otherwise have been empty space in the frame.

Richard Peters - Nikon UK Wildlife Ambassador

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