There are two puffins in Alaska: Horned Puffins and Tufted Puffins. Puffins belong to the family Alcidae. Alcids spend most of their lives on the open sea and only visit the land to breed in the summer. In Alaska, puffins breed on coastal islands and headlands from Forrester Island in southeastern Alaska to Cape Lisburne on the Chukchi Sea Coast. Horned Puffins are more prevalent farther north than Tufted Puffins. The most striking puffin feature is the large colorful bill. Both males and females have the same markings. All puffin photos on this site are available as commercial stock photography or fine art pictures for home or office. They were taken on St. Paul Island of the Pribilof Islands and in Prince William Sound.