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Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle is a Nordic island country that’s almost as well known for its tumultuous Viking history as it is for its ethereal volcanic landscape. Geologically young and full of promise, Iceland is appealing to nature photographers for the latter. What many overlook, however, is that Iceland is also home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds. In fact, the summer is when the revered midnight sun provides hours of gorgeous soft light for landscape photography. On the other hand, this same time is also when more than half of the world’s population of Atlantic puffins gathers there to nest. This is precisely why one hot and humid day early in July I packed it all up to spend a few weeks in Iceland solo in search of my perfect puffin photograph.

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