Alek, the Atlantic Puffin

27.00 180.00 

3 unlimited editions

40 cm premium matte paper ➔ 30cm image + 5cm white border on premium matte paper, 200 gsm / 80 lb weight and white finish.

40 cm museum quality paper ➔ 30cm image + 5cm white border on special edition museum quality, off-white, uncoated paper (250 gsm /110 lb).

50 cm framed museum paper ➔ 40cm image + 5cm white border on special edition museum quality paper, off-white and uncoated (250 gsm /110 lb), framed in wood and protective glass. The frames are made of pine or oak with a thickness of 20-25 mm and a width of 10-14 mm.

About this series:

Yago Partal has been working for more than 12 years on his series of portraits of animals dressed in fashionable outfits, formerly known as Zoo Portraits. He is currently creative director at Creatures United, a start-up charity aimed at protecting wildlife and especially endangered species. 10% of the sale price of these works is donated to Creatures United.

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About the prints

About this work: Each piece you see here represents the perfect fusion of Yago Partal’s passion and talent, reflecting more than a decade of work dedicated to the series of animal portraits with fashion styling, formerly known as Zoo Portraits. This print is a celebration of fashion and nature, featuring animals dressed with style and elegance, captured in their most authentic essence.

Guaranteed Quality: You are choosing an artwork printed on high quality paper. Whether you opt for premium matte paper or museum-quality paper, every detail, from the weight to the finish, has been carefully selected to ensure you get a durable, stunning-looking piece.

Professional Framing: If you decide to frame your choice, you will be investing in a handmade frame, either in pine or oak, designed not only to protect your work, but also to enhance its beauty. The protective glass ensures that your print will remain in perfect condition for years to come.

Commitment to Nature: By purchasing this work, you are not only taking home a piece of Yago’s talent, but you are also contributing to the cause of protecting wildlife. A 10% of the sale price of these works is donated to Creatures United, an organization committed to the preservation of endangered species.

Original Purchase: All works sold here are exclusive creations of Yago Partal. By buying directly from this website, you are assured of getting an authentic piece, direct from the artist.

Deep Meaning

Each piece you see here is much more than just an image: it is a testament to human ingenuity and creativity fused with the majesty of nature. By placing contemporary costumes on animals, Yago Partal invites viewers to transcend the boundaries between species and recognize the personality, dignity and individual character of each living being.

Artistic Crossing

Since its inception more than a decade ago, the series of animal portraits with fashionable styling has evolved and established itself, formerly known as Zoo Portraits. Through meticulous research and a deep respect for wildlife, Yago has selected outfits that bring human personality to each animal, creating a perfect synergy between fashion and nature, from humor and sympathy.

Innovation and Technology

This series breaks with the traditional conventions of animal portraiture by incorporating elements of modern design and contemporary fashion. Using advanced digital editing and illustration techniques and a keen eye for detail, Yago has made each work a testament to artistic innovation, without losing the authenticity of the animals portrayed.

Global Interconnection

The idea of dressing animals in human attire is not simply an aesthetic choice; it is a commentary on the interconnectedness of humans and animals, globalization, culture and identity. When you look at a clothed animal, you not only observe a stylized figure, but also a narrative about how we see ourselves in the larger context of the natural world. Each person can identify with one of the animals and become interested in getting to know that species and its problems with respect to humans.

Cultural Resonance

Yago’s pieces have found echoes in various corners of the world, resonating with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. His work has initiated conversations about fashion, anthropomorphization, animal respect and environmental awareness, becoming a bridge between art, ecology and society.

Detailed Description of Atlantic Puffin: Alek, A Symbol of the Marine World


Introduction to the Atlantic puffin: An Emblematic Seabird

The Atlantic puffin, known scientifically as Fratercula arctica, is one of the most recognizable and beloved seabirds. These small, colorful birds are famous for their colorful beaks and cute appearance, making them a favorite of photographers and birders alike. They are found mainly along the coasts of the North Atlantic, from North America to Europe.

Physical Characteristics and Behavior of the Atlantic puffin

Atlantic puffins are small but robust birds, with a length of approximately 30 cm and a weight of around 500 grams. Its most distinctive feature is its large, colorful bill, which becomes brighter during the mating season. Despite their clumsy appearance on land, they are excellent fliers and swimmers, perfectly adapted to life at sea.

Diet and Eating Habits: Expert Fishermen

Atlantic puffins feed mainly on small fish, which they catch by diving underwater. They use their wings to “fly” underwater, chasing their prey with agility. They are able to catch several fish in a single dive and take them to their nests to feed their young.

Reproduction and Life Cycle: A Sociable Species

During the breeding season, Atlantic puffins gather in large colonies on cliffs and coastal areas. They nest in cavities they excavate in the ground, where they lay a single egg per season. Both parents participate in the incubation and care of the hatchlings.

Conservation of the Atlantic Puffin: Challenges and Efforts

Despite their popularity, Atlantic puffins face several conservation challenges. Habitat loss, marine pollution, and changes in fish populations due to overfishing and climate change threaten their survival. Conservation of this species involves protecting its breeding and feeding habitats and sustainably managing fisheries.

Alek, an Artistic Representation of the Atlantic Puffin

Alek, created by Yago Partal, is a charming artistic representation of the Atlantic puffin that highlights the beauty and uniqueness of this species. This work, which presents the puffin anthropomorphically, is not only an attractive piece of art but also a way to raise awareness about the importance of conserving these fascinating sea birds.



Fascinating Curiosities about the Atlantic Puffin: A Journey into the World of Fratercula Arctica


Long Distance Flight: The Incredible Migration of the Puffin

One of the most surprising curiosities of the Atlantic puffin is its ability to make long migrations. Outside of the breeding season, these birds spend most of their lives in the open ocean, traveling thousands of miles. Puffins have been recorded traveling from their breeding colonies in places such as Iceland to the waters off the coast of New England and the Mediterranean.

A Color-Changing Beak: A Unique Phenomenon

The beak of the Atlantic puffin is not always brightly colored. Outside the mating season, their beaks become darker and less conspicuous. This seasonal change is unique among birds and is linked to hormones that regulate reproductive behavior. The bright beak coloration is an attraction for potential mates during the breeding season.

Vocal Communication: The Sounds of the puffin

Despite their silent appearance, Atlantic puffins are quite vocal in their breeding colonies. They emit a variety of sounds, including grunts and squeaks, which they use to communicate with each other. These sounds are especially important during the mating season and to defend their nests.

Feeding Strategies: Master Fishers

Atlantic puffins have a unique feeding technique. They can catch and hold several fish along their beak and jaw, allowing them to carry a considerable amount of food to their young in a single trip. This skill is essential to feed their chicks efficiently during breeding.

Nest Site Fidelity: A Home for Life

Atlantic puffins tend to return to the same nesting site year after year. This site fidelity is a crucial part of their reproductive behavior. They often use the same nest for several years and, in some cases, may form monogamous pairs that come together each breeding season.

Chick Survival: The First Weeks Challenge

The first weeks of life of puffin chicks are critical. The parents take turns feeding their young with small fish and protecting the nest from predators. Chick survival is highly dependent on food availability and climatic conditions.

Impact of Climate Change: A Species at Risk

The Atlantic puffin is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Changes in sea temperature and ocean currents can affect the availability of their preferred foods. In addition, extreme weather events and rising sea levels pose a threat to their coastal breeding colonies.

The Puffin in Culture: Icon of the Coastal Regions

The Atlantic puffin has long been a cultural symbol in many North Atlantic coastal regions. He is a popular icon in folklore and art, and appears in a variety of media, from postage stamps to literature and artwork, such as Yago Partal’s depiction in Alek.




  1. Save Puffins – End the hunting of Atlantic puffins in Iceland: Information on Atlantic puffin conservation and efforts to end the hunting of Atlantic puffins in Iceland. Visit site
  2. Conservation | Audubon Seabird Institute: Details on conservation efforts for seabird colonies, including Atlantic puffins. Visit site
  3. Atlantic Puffin | Audubon Field Guide: Information on feeding behavior and reproduction of the Atlantic puffin. Visit site
  4. Project Puffin | Audubon: Atlantic puffin and other seabird restoration project on the coast of Maine. Visit site
  5. Wildlife Fact Sheets: Puffin – Ocean Conservancy: Atlantic puffin fact sheets, including interesting facts and conservation status. Visit site
  6. Know Your Puffins | Smithsonian Ocean: General information about puffins, including their biology and habitat. Visit site

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