Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. 24th May, 2015. A group of tourists takes photographs of an Atlantic puffin from close range. Biologists have announced record numbers of Atlantic puffins living on Skomer. Over 21,000 individuals have been counted on the island. Puffins can be visited on Skomer from May to mid-July, with 500 people per day able to visit the small island off the west coast of Wales. Photographer comment: "I've been photographing puffins on Skomer for years and they never cease to entertain, challenge, and infuriate. Credit: Dave Stevenson/Alamy Live News

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24th May 2015, Pembrokeshire, Wales. A group of tourists takes photographs of an Atlantic puffin from close range. Biologists have announced record numbers of Atlantic puffins living on Skomer. Over 21,000 individuals have been counted on the island. Puffins can be visited on Skomer from May to mid-July, with 500 people per day able to visit the small island off the west coast of Wales. Photographer comment: "I've been photographing puffins on Skomer for years and they never cease to entertain, challenge, and infuriate. They've got great little personalities and I love watching tourists' reactions to them when they meet them for the first time. It's great to hear their numbers are on the up, although I suspect it won't make them any easier to photograph. Each one is about the size of a pigeon and they fly at up to 50 miles per hour, making them incredibly tricky to catch."
Location: Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

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