OUR PRO ’S verdict
This photograph really captured my attention, as there’s great symmetry to it, thanks to the way the puffin is standing. It’s a little different to your standard posed wildlife shot, and I like the burrowing marks all over the puffin’s chest – these traces of soil tell you a little more of a story about the bird’s behaviour, so it’s a great shot from a wildlife fan’s point of view, too. The wide aperture Les opted for helps the puffin stand out in his environment, and he’s perfectly in focus with a really nice clarity to the detail on his wings and face. Great job, Les!