Brunnich's Guillemots, Uria lomvia
swimming in the sea off Alkefjellet Svalbard - 2

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Brunnich's Guillemots, Uria lomvia, swimming in the sea off Svalbard - 2

Handsome birds which are very difficult to capture in a photograph, especially the black eye against a black background that all too often comes out looking like they have no eye at all.

Photo; © Paul Ward - These are pictures from a cruise around Svalbard inside the Arctic Circle in high summer.