12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Elegant Rising from the Water with Fish
Many egrets, cormorants and terns were fishing at a water inlet pipe near the shoreline, and all three species were regularly catching fish, crabs and other food. Several of the terns flew a “circuit” and hovered above the pipe outlet for a few moments, often diving into the water to grab a fish. Here, a tern has grabbed his fish and is starting to fly up off the water surface with his catch, with water spraying everywhere.
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||Nov. 27, 2014, 2:22 p.m.