The Western Fjords, Iceland
Two men, relaxed
above a 330 feet wall of lava over the Atlantic on a sunny
Tuesday June 3. 2008, and so what ?
Take a closer look and you’ll find the two of them are not
alone. I wouldn’t know just how many birds are visible in
the pictures. But it’s probably several thousands.
Kitiwakes, Glaucous Gulls flying, the Fullmars, and the
better part of the entire auk family, Guillemots, Bridled
Guillemots, Brünninch’s Guillemots, Razorbills and Puffins,
every little ledge of this wall, you se, is occupied, every
little black spot is alive and a living creature following
the call of nature, busy preparing for the next generation.
All though there, for what I,m told, apparently has been a
decline over the last decade the birdlife of Latrabjarg is
still a stunning view.
This place alone houses close to half of this worlds entire
population of Razorbills.
Five miles and up to 1000 feet height, Our two friends are
standing on Europe’s largest birdscliff.