Peak into the puffin burrow where nesting is underway. On May 21 at 2:45PM EST the single egg of the year was laid. Both parents will incubate the egg for about six weeks.
Atlantic Puffins spend most of their time at sea — coming to land each spring to nest in colonies on northern seacoasts and rocky islands. Maine's Seal Island is home to about 500 colorful pigeon-sized puffins.
The Atlantic Puffin is the only species of puffin found on the Atlantic coast. Puffins over-winter from August to early April on the open ocean far from land. They only come to land during the breeding season. The rest of the year puffins spend flying, swimming or riding the ocean surface, regardless of weather.
How do puffins respond to seasonal change? The images and video captured during the nesting season are your springboard to research and discovery.