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Low light and steady rain lead to reader’s dramatic photo of puffins taking flight

Horned Puffins (Fratercula corniculata), Duck Island, Alaska, August 7, 2014, 5:16 p.m., by Diane Doran
Horned Puffins (Fratercula corniculata), Duck Island, Alaska, August 7, 2014, 5:16 p.m., by Diane Doran

The Alaska brown bear was the focus of a photography workshop that subscriber Diane Doran participated in this past summer in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in central Alaska. She got her fair share of bear photos, but it was the shot of clown-faced Horned Puffins above that grabbed our attention. She posted it to our U.S. and Canada Gallery.

Diane Doran
Diane Doran

Doran is a retired professor of nursing from the University of Toronto. She has been birding for most of her adult life and began taking photos about 30 years ago. Doran has birded in Alaska, Arizona, and Costa Rica, and she spends part of each winter on Sanibel Island in Florida, where she has watched birds with Don and Lillian Stokes.

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