Atlantic Puffin in midnight sun
Fratercula arctica

f9 @ 1/400s, ISO:3200, Nikon D3S w 80-200mm @ 125mm


"Midnight Sun," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon occurring in summer months at places north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible at the local midnight. Around the solstice (June 21 in the north and December 21 in the south) and given fair weather the sun is visible for the full 24 hours. The number of days per year with potential midnight sun increases the farther towards either pole one goes. Although approximately defined by the polar circles, in practice midnight sun can be seen as much as 90 km outside the polar circle, as described below, and the exact latitudes of the farthest reaches of midnight sun depend on topography and vary slightly year-to-year.
Latrabjarg, Iceland
 
06/01/2013