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CLIFFS AND PUFFINS 

a faroese experience

photos by Ekaterina and Alessandro Bee

videos by Ekaterina Bee

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

Incastonato nell'Oceano Atlantico, l'arcipelago subartico delle Fær Øer è costituito da 18 isole di origine vulcanica. Affascinanti e incontaminate, le Fær Øer sono state modellate dalle forze del vento e dell'oceano e sono un paradiso ornitologico, dimora di migliaia di pulcinelle di mare...

Nestled in the Atlantic Ocean, the subarctic archipelago of Faroe Islands is made up of 18 islands of volcanic origin. Fascinating and unspoiled, the Faroe Islands have been shaped by the forces of the wind and the ocean and are an ornithological paradise, home to thousands of puffins.

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

"I pulcinella di mare sono uccelli colorati e bellissimi, tipici del nord Europa. Mi piace molto il loro nome inglese: puffin. L’incontro con i puffin è stato sicuramente un’esperienza unica, mi sono ritrovata in mezzo a migliaia di pulcinella di mare. Ovunque guardavo c’era sempre un’unica cosa: puffin!

(Ekaterina Bee)

"The pulcinella di mare, as in Italy we call them, are colorful and beautiful birds, typical of northern Europe.

I really like their English name: puffins. The meeting with the puffins was certainly a unique experience, as I found myself in the midst of thousands of puffins. Everywhere I looked, there was always one thing: puffin".

(Ekaterina Bee)

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

"Quando volano i puffin sembra che facciano tantissima fatica. E sono un po’ comici e buffi! Ma molto teneri e particolari".

(Ekaterina Bee)

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

"When puffins fly, they seem to be struggling a lot. And they are a bit little comic and funny! But very tender and nice".

(Ekaterina Bee)

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

"Mi sono divertita un sacco a fare i video ai puffin ed è stata una delle giornate più divertenti e belle della mia vita!"

(Ekaterina Bee)

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

"I had a lot of fun making videos at puffins and it was one of the most funny and beautiful day of my life".  (Ekaterina Bee)

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
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"Il becco del puffin è bellissimo. Mi è piaciuto tanto fin dalla prima volta che l'ho visto. Ha dei colori unici. È come un arcobaleno che vola nel cielo".

(Ekaterina Bee)

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

"The puffin's beak is beautiful. I liked it so much since the first time I saw it. It has unique colors. It is like a rainbow flying in the sky".

(Ekaterina Bee)

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

"I paesaggi delle Fær Øer mi sono piaciuti dal primo giorno. Sono spazi grandi e incontaminati, con incredibili scogliere a picco sull'oceano".

(Ekaterina Bee)

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

"I liked the landscapes of the Faroe Islands sinced I saw them for the first time. They are large and unspoiled spaces, with incredible cliffs overlooking the ocean".  (Ekaterina Bee)

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

"Il termine Fær Øer significa Isola delle pecore. E le pecore sono davvero ovunque sulle isole, da tutte le parti! Vivono libere e in spazi selvaggi e grandissimi". (Ekaterina Bee)

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

"The words Fær Øer mean Island of the sheep. And sheep are really everywhere on the islands, you can see them in all the place! They live free and in wild and huge areas".  (Ekaterina Bee)

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

LO SAPEVI CHE?

Il pulcinella di mare (Fratercula arctica) è un abile pescatore. Ha un becco triangolare lungo circa 4,5 cm, che può contenere circa 15-18 pesci alla volta.

Ha un piumaggio che lo protegge dal freddo e che è impermeabile, grazie a uno speciale “olio” che vieneprodotto da una ghiandola simile a quello dei pinguini e di altri uccelli marini.

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

The puffin (Fratercula arctica) is a skilled fisherman. It has a triangular beak about 4.5 cm long, which can hold about 15-18 fish at a time.

 

It has a plumage which protects it from the cold and which is waterproof, thanks to a special "oil" which is produced by a gland similar to that of penguins and other sea birds.

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

LO SAPEVI CHE?

I pulcinella di mare possono immergersi fino a 60 m di profondità e volare a una velocità di oltre 80 km/h. Sbattono le loro ali fino a 400 volte al minuto!

Devono sbattere le ali così tante volte in quanto sono più pesanti di altri uccelli, poichè non hanno ossa cave (pneumatiche) ma piene. Questo rende più difficile e faticoso il volo, ma li favorisce quando si immergono e nuotano in profondità nell'oceano.

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

Atlantic puffins can dive to depths of about 60 meters and fly at a speed of more than 80 km/h  by flapping their wings 400 times per minute!

They need to flap their wings so fast because they are heavier than other birds, as their bones are not hollow, but solid. This makes flying more difficult and tiring, but favors them when they dive and swim deep in the ocean as far as they do.

FÆR ØER, Mykines, puffins, traveling with daddy,Faroe Island, northern island, Iceland, Ekaterina Bee, puffin, fratercula arctica, sheep
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