12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Elegant Tern Feeding Baby
Perhaps as many as a hundred terns were flying to and from an abandoned pier. Often, when the terns left the pier, they flew off to fish nearby, and they sometimes brought fish back to the pier. Here, a baby tern has flown down onto the water, and a parent has brought it a fish and is just passing it (the fish) off to its baby.
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||Nov. 27, 2014, 2:46 p.m.