52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog

14. Here’s Your Sign


I will probably be sorry that I used this theme so early in the year. I am always looking for unusual signs. This “No Smoking/No Puffin” sign caught my eye in the store and restaurant windows in Alaska. 

Puffins are seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water. They breed in large colonies on cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among the rocks or in burrows in the soil. 

We were very fortunate during out recent trip to Alaska to have unseasonably good weather. We were able to visit St. Lazaria Island a 65 acre island created when lava pushed up through the sea floor-much the same process that created the Hawaiian islands. The sheer cliffs are a perfect habitat for seabirds: up to half a million storm petrels, murres, auklets, and puffins nest on the island. 



7 thoughts on “14. Here’s Your Sign

  1. I like this choice….but now that I think about it, didn’t you post a sign last year that was in dog? LOL

  2. Brought a big smile to me on a rainy afternoon. Funny Puffin face!

  3. I think it’s a good choice too. We have puffins breeding in Scotland in June/July time – I like them a lot.

  4. I love no puffin’! I’ll have to check that out next time we go. Ah yes, there is possibly a next time next year with Dave’s daughter and her husband. This time we’ll do the inside passage, but still in the Neptune Suites! How can we travel any other way now, eh? 😉

  5. I love your quirky sign – and the beautiful photo attached! Thanks for the travel break!

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