As far as animals are concerned, it is all about birds. There is nothing else to see. The birds in general were very shy. They didn't let me et close at all, so it was difficult to get good pictures.

Unfortunately I was there after the nesting season was over, so I didn't get to seem as many birds as I hoped. I went to Látrabjarg, the western most tip of Iceland. In the cliffs in that area are nesting colonies of many of the birds, in particular the puffins. All I saw there were some seagulls and one cormorant. If you are interested in birds, you need to go much earlier in the season to see them.

Nature pictures of Iceland and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Iceland
Nature Page for Iceland
Bird Pages
Bird Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Ducks Common Birds Saw
Ducks were the most common birds that I saw after seagulls. (730k)
Mareca penelope
Eurasian Wigeons (Mareca penelope, german: Pfeifente, french: Canard siffleur). (640k)
Little Closer But Paddling
I got a little closer to these, but they are paddling away as fast as they can. (757k)
Cygnus cygnus
Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus, german: Singschwan, french: Cygne chanteur), they were also very common. (649k)
Cygnus cygnus
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus, german: Singschwan, french: Cygne chanteur). (699k)
Whooper Swans Feeding Bottom
Whooper Swans feeding on the bottom of the lake. (553k)
Larus marinus
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus, german: Mantelmöwe, french: Goéland marin), center, juvenile and adult Common Gulls (Larus canus, german: Sturmmöwe, french: Goéland cendré). (624k)
 Unknown Bird Landing
?? Unknown bird landing. (677k)
Seagull Flight
Seagull in flight. (321k)
Fulmarus glacialis
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis, german: Eissturmvogel, french: Fulmar boréal). This bird was sitting on the road and was not moving. Just after I took this picture another car drove by. The bird just barely escaped being run over. I did see a lot of bird roadkill. (565k)
Northern Fulmar Also Didn't
This Northern Fulmar also didn't move when I got closer. It didn't look very healthy. (635k)
Gavia immer
A Common Loon (Gavia immer, german: Eistaucher, french: Plongeon huard). (710k)
Tringa totanus
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus, german: Rotschenkel, french: Chevalier gambette). (685k)
Haematopus ostralegus
Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus, german: Austernfischer, french: Huîtrier pie). (667k)
Pluvialis apricaria
European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria, german: Goldregenpfeifer, french: Pluvier doré). (522k)
Lagopus muta islandorum
Female Icelandic Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta islandorum, german: Alpenschneehuhn, french: Lagopède alpin). (932k)

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