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A pair of puffins on an island in Maine
February 15, 2012

Puffins, Maine

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Puffins interact on Machias Seal Island off the coast of Maine. The island is a sanctuary for puffins and other endangered birds that breed on its rocky coast each summer. Puffins mate in the same pairs for life, yet disperse for the winter.

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Photograph by Jon Reaves, Your Shot

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