I've just about finished editing the hundreds of images taken during a recent trip to Northumberland and the Farne Islands. I thought it would be nice to end with a mini-series that seems, for me, to encapsulate what the islands mean to the countless thousands of seabirds that visit each spring to make a nest, each of them finding a precious scrap of space on the crowded cliffs or – in the case of the returning puffins – a burrow further inland that they can call home. And all the effort is for one thing only… an egg and the opportunity for the cycle to begin over.
All Canon 1Ds MkII
1. 1/400 sec, f/4, 70mm at ISO 200
2. 1/400 sec, f/13, 140mm at ISO 400
3. 1/400 sec, f/8, 200mm at ISO 320
4. 1/1,300 sec, f/5.6, 170mm at ISO 250
5. 1/5,300 sec, f/6.3, 500mm at ISO 400