©Ellen Barone.
Atlantic puffin, Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada

One of the most enjoyable aspects of a day cruise in Newfoundland's Witless Bay Ecological Reserve was watching these clown like birds take flight. More suited to the water than the air, the Atlantic puffins that inhabit this scenic region provided a photographic challenge and colorful entertainment  for passengers aboard the many excursion boats that frequent the bay. Running spring through fall, these boat tours also provide opportunities to spot icebergs, whales, and other wildlife.