2020—Common Murre

Kachemak Bay in Alaska is home to an abundant number of bird species in the spring. Last week as we traversed the bay on our transport barge, we saw mostly Glaucous Gulls, Black-footed Kittiwakes, Black Guillemots, a few Tufted Puffins, Bald Eagles, and huge rafts of Common Murres. Thousands of them paddled in large groups. This one paddled away from the crowd briefly and I was able to isolate it from the others with my Nikon D6 and 500mm PF lens.