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The puffin's distinctive bright beak only develops during mating season, and is used in courtship in a process called billing. This presumably strengthens the pair bond and is observed on several occasions even after the initial courtship. Adult puffins come onto land only from April to July each year for breeding, and spend the rest of the year out at sea. After fledging, juveniles make their way to the sea under the cover of darkness, and may not return to land until they've reached breeding age, which takes about 5-6 years.

Wales/April 2013



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MY SECOND DD!! O___O ERMAHGERD. Thanks so much everyone!!
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Given 2013-09-17
Suggester said; "This piece portrays such a beautiful relationship! The strident beaks are a beautiful symbol of bird love!"

Colourful by ~llemonthyme ( Suggested by uchuubranko and Featured by Anoya )
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FlyingPastaKitty Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww~
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredibly beautiful!
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HaruLeleXMichiARy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Wonderful *.*
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MamiyaLeaf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot 
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Gazing-at-the-Stars Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a very beautiful photo, well done! :)
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MarvinDiehl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Photographer
lovely scene!
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alvringer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww very beautiful! :D
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sara-satellite Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconhello3plz::iconhello4plz: :iconwavesplz: This beautiful photograph was featured in my latest journal! sara-satellite.deviantart.com/…
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MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
These birds are so beautiful !!
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Sam-Lynn21 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
So cute!! :heart:
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Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - August/September 2013! :heart:
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ColourburstTEY Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome shot!:D
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CrowsReign Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Your amazing work is featured here crowsreign.deviantart.com/
Please :+fav: the article so more people can see it!!!Keep up the excellent work!!!
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Bunnairry Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely~
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JeanneyLost Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow....a very touching picture... love it!
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bty5jn2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's lovely! :love:
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El-Thorvaldo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Puffins: piss-poor fliers, superb swimmers, and some of the cutest birds on the whole blessed planet.
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scornedlove Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
beautiful! and so sweet and cute! :heart:
great photo!
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theblueguy07 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Stunning! :D
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darkheroic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
this is so lovely! congrants on the dd
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
oh man that is adorable!
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RaikanEarthDragon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is soo cute X3 i just sent this pic to my friend who i know would think the same of this pic as i think of it
'awww X3 thats soo cute X3'
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KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It dosent get more adorable than that !!!! Congrats too! Well deserved! :clap: 
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pandaora Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
SOOOOO CCCCCCCUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *-*
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Piddies0709 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
PUFFINS!!! :heart:
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koolkat42o Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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Xandamus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   General Artist
a cute colorful greet'n
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Viol-Dove-Teshire Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Writer
This is beautifully intimate.
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meg-mmd-minecraft Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PUFFINSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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insanity-pillz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
To me . . . it looks like these puffins are Eskimo Kissing~<3
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AskVegetaOujisama Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
....why can i not stop staring at this?
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Thwack-Sandwich Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Such a beautiful photograph.
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love! Congrats on the DD and thanks for the info on puffins
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montygm Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Nice tender moment. Very informative and interesting story as well.
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AzuL-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Awwww :)      Congrats on the DD 
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8thHimeHatsu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a wonderful picture. You deserved the DD!
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Chickadde1 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Omg... i thought this was drawn! *u*
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EXCALIBURSword Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Best birds ever.
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julie090995 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I didn't think you'd get puffins in Wales! :D Congratulations on the DD!
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RoBearIn3030 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
You forgot to mention they taste great roasted too.
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!~ Have a good day!
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Hiroshitomochan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Artist
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student
Oh, my god, they're so cute! :heart: They look so cuddly! :D
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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lopsidelibby Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awwww! :aww: so cute and pretty!
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely adorable :heart:
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spoox Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww this is adorable! and gorgeous! :)
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cskadoz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   General Artist
:clap:
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madizzlee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   General Artist
Puffins are such beautiful animals, you've done a great job capturing this moment!
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