From 2017 Audubon Photography Awards, one of 21 photos.
Great bird photography: Winners and runners-up from the 8th annual competition.
Atlantic puffins have penguin-like coloring but they sport a colorful beak that has led some to dub them the “sea parrot.” The beak fades to a drab gray during the winter and blooms with color again in the spring—suggesting that it may be attractive to potential mates.
Photo: Atlantic Puffin.
Credit: Ann Pacheco / Audubon Photography Awards