A summer visitor to the shores of Ireland, we snapped this colorful puffin on the majestic rock of Skellig Michael. I set out with a group of friends to kayak the 7 miles to the island. It's both the location of Luke's hideout in the recent Star Wars films but more importantly an ancient monastery. Huddled on top of the craggy shores are a collection of beehive huts. These monastic settlements allowed monks to live there in splendid isolation over 1000 years ago.
These days, it survives as a UNESCO world heritage site for visiting by tourists and Star Wars fans.