16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
A Good Cleaning

This common tern spent over five minutes cleaning its tail feathers, making sure their feathers were all in working order. These beautiful birds are endangered due to habitat loss, gull predation, and the changing climate.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Maine, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Maya Sterett