Any puffin lover can tell you how photogenic the little clowns of the sea are but apparently, this Alaska photographer has seen it translate into a career (and no doubt monetary) truth as well.

Photo: Public Domain (Not Dake Schmidt’s work–visit his website to see his work)

According to, Dake Schmidt “People love puffins”. “When it all started as an idea in my head; I thought bears would be it,” Schmidt said. “But it’s not. People go psychotic for puffins.” ((www.dakeschmidtphotography.com/)) ((http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/b49246cd29234c3884e487d8f3511fc4/AK–Kodiak-Photographer-Calendar)) Well,  I guess people are putting their money where the colorful beak is…can’t say we blame them!