16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Leaping for Lunch

Once chicks hatch, it becomes non-stop feeding time for Terns. Chicks are constantly crying for food & then siblings fight to get whatever arrives. These two fought over the small fish while mom hovered overhead keeping a watch on the action.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Long Beach, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Richard LaBella