18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Elegant Tern Fly-by, motion blur

Elegant Tern Fly-by Abstract It was sunrise as we approached Isla Rasa or Bird Island, a remote nesting spot for hundreds of thousands of Elegant Terns in the Sea of Cortez. As we bobbed around in our zodiac I tried some motion blur shots as huge flocks of Terns surrounded us.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Isla Rasa, Baja, Mexico
Camera: NIKON D4
Copyright: © Bill Klipp