14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Royal Tern with fish on the beach
This Royal Tern was among a flock of approximately 50 birds on the beach at sunrise. After a day or two of photographing them, they let me get very close and I noticed a lot of interesting behaviors. This individual carried his catch around like a trophy for quite some time; proudly offering it to his mates who weren't interested.
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||Nov. 23, 2016, 3:04 p.m.