Isle of May razorbills Photography

Stock Stock Images By Adam Brooker

As one of the rarest auks in the world, the 2500 breeding pairs of razorbills (Alca torda) on the Isle of May are an important stronghold for this species. They are the closest living relative of the extinct great auk (Pinguinis impennis). Razorbills only come ashore to breed, spending most of their time at sea, diving up to 120m to feed on small fish. They pair for life and lay a single egg each year, although less than 70% of chicks survive to fledgling on the Isle of May.



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1. Razorbill (Alca torda) portrait. Razorbill (Alca torda) portrait, Isle of May, Scotland

2. Razorbill (Alca torda) portrait. Razorbill (Alca torda) portrait, Isle of May, Scotland

3. Razorbill (Alca torda) portrait. Razorbill (Alca torda) portrait, Isle of May, Scotland

4. Razorbill (Alca torda) portrait. Razorbill (Alca torda) portrait, Isle of May, Scotland

5. Razorbill (Alca torda). Razorbill (Alca torda) sitting on a rock, Isle of May, Scotland

6. Razorbill (Alca torda). Razorbill (Alca torda) on a cliff, Isle of May, Scotland

7. Razorbill (Alca torda). Razorbill (Alca torda) on a cliff, Isle of May, Scotland

8. Razorbill (Alca torda). Razorbill (Alca torda) peering from behind a rock, Isle of May, Scotland

9. Razorbill (Alca torda). Razorbill (Alca torda) during sunset golden hour, Isle of May, Scotland

10. Razorbill (Alca torda). Razorbill (Alca torda) during sunset golden hour, Isle of May, Scotland

11. Pair of razorbills (Alca torda). Pair of razorbills (Alca torda) in the rain, Isle of May, Scotland

12. Pair of razorbills (Alca torda). Pair of razorbills (Alca torda) bonding, Isle of May, Firth of Forth, Scotland

13. Pair of razorbills (Alca torda). Pair of razorbills (Alca torda) bonding, Isle of May, Scotland

14. Pair of razorbills (Alca torda). Pair of razorbills (Alca torda) bonding, Isle of May, Scotland

15. Pair of razorbills (Alca torda). Pair of razorbills (Alca torda), Isle of May, Scotland

16. Pair of razorbills (Alca torda). Pair of razorbills (Alca torda), Isle of May, Scotland

17. Pair of razorbills (Alca torda). Pair of razorbills (Alca torda), Isle of May, Scotland

18. Razorbills (Alca torda) and guillemot (Uria aalge). Razorbills (Alca torda) and guillemot (Uria aalge) on a rock

19. Razorbills (Alca torda) mating. Razorbills (Alca torda) mating, Isle of May, Scotland

20. Razorbills (Alca torda) mating. Razorbills (Alca torda) mating on the Isle of May, Firth of Forth, Scotland

21. Razorbills (Alca torda) mating. Razorbills (Alca torda) mating, Isle of May, Firth of Forth

22. Razorbill (Alca torda). Razorbill (Alca torda) flapping its wings, Isle of May, Scotland

23. Razorbill (Alca torda) in flight. Razorbill (Alca torda) in flight, Isle of May, Scotland

24. Razorbill (Alca torda) predated by gull. Razorbill (Alca torda) chick predated by greater black-backed gull (Larus marinus)

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