Arctic fox at Latrabjarg, Iceland

Iceland – north-west and west photo tour

8th June, 2018

With a small group of guests, we explored some fjords in the NW which we hadn’t visited previously before heading off to Latrabjarg. While it was nice to encounter some quite tame (if mangy-looking) arctic foxes, the number of birds on these famous cliffs failed to impress – as did the near absence of puffins. The much discussed decline in seabird populations is real and evident. The island of Flatey was quieter than usual although the cold, late spring may have had some impact too. Nevertheless, the tern colonies on Snaefellsness were active and we enjoyed some close encounters not only with them, but red throated diver and rock ptarmigan.

Mount Stapafell, temperature inversion, Iceland. Arctic tern, Rif, Iceland. Arctic tern, Rif, Iceland. Snow bunting, male, Flatey, Iceland. Snipe with store, Flatey, Iceland. Black guillemot, calling,Flatey, Iceland. Black guillemot, courting pair, Flatey, Iceland. Eider drake, Flatey, Iceland. Red-necked phalarope, Flatey, Iceland. Snipe drumming, Iceland Snipe drumming, Iceland Kittiwake in flight with nesting material, Latrabjarg, Iceland Fulmar in flight, Latrabjarg, Iceland Arctic fox at Latrabjarg, Iceland Dunlin in summer plumage, Iceland Red throated diver at dawn, Iceland Shed near Tálknafjörður, Iceland.
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Kittiwake in flight with nesting material, Latrabjarg, Iceland

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