Although I have painted many puffins over the years, most of them were Tufted Puffins. This is my latest, a Horned Puffin, 8x10".
I will flesh out this post with a few photos from the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward.
To me, Horned Puffins are prettier than Atlantic Puffins but not as attractive as Tufted Puffins. That is why I invariably paint Tufted Puffins instead of Horned Puffins. I believe that I have never painted an Atllantic Puffin. That is because I have never lived on the Atlantic Coast.
I have only seen one Rhinoceros Auklet in the wild even though they are more widespread than other species of Auklets in Alaska. I enjoyed observing them in the Sea Life Center.
Pigeon Guillemots. I wish that I could get so close to them in the Wild.
I'll throw in some more Sea Otter shots from the harbor on my recent trip to Seward.
I usually cannot get so close.