21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A V-tern

A hunting Arctic tern uses the strong winds blowing down from the mountains to help it hover while picking its target. Tiny drops of water can be seen on its head. They are left over from its last dive.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Akureyri, Iceland
Copyright: © Alan Smith