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Elegant Rising from Water with Fish

Perhaps as many as a hundred terns were flying to and from an abandoned pier. Often, the terns flew down onto the water, and were clearly not fishing, but rather seemed to be bathing or even playing in the water. Here, we see a tern that behaved in this way, and is now preparing to fly back up off the water surface.

TAGS: Bird, California, Elegant, Splashing, United States, Water, Wildlife

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Arcata, California, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Mike Anderson.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2014
Total Views: 15
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 27, 2014, 2:48 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D4S
Focal Length: 550mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4000
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO1000
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