I always thought of puffins as fairly dignified birds. They look sleek and posed in the photos you usually see, like statues of themselves. Recently, however, I discovered that to get that sleek, clean look, puffins take on some poses that would be quite hard to capture in a statue.
Tufted Puffins look quite different, with long tufts of yellow feathers cascading back from their heads.
They too need to stay clean.
Sometimes they need to blow-dry.
Other birds also take action-packed baths.
But there’s something about those puffins that is hard to match.
All these photos were taken at the SeaLife Center in Seward, AK, which I cannot recommend highly enough.