12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: San Francisco, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D4S
Copyright: © Mike Anderson