I took a whole bunch of pictures of this guy. He is absolutely magnificent! The cepphus colomba is a member of the auk family, and lives in little dugouts in the cliffs along the California coast. How can you not fall in love?
Mr. Jolly Orange Feet
Tags: "photography", 1 Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6, auk, California, Central Coast, Cepphus Colomba, cliff bird, Montano de Oro, Morro Bay, Nikon V1, Pigeon Guillemont, state park