13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lost in the tall grass

Common Tern chick making sure a parent will find it at feeding time. The little chicks make quite a racket trying to call in a parent who has been out to sea finding food. In a large nesting colony it is hard to imagine how parent and child find each other day in and day out.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Long Island, New York, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D4S
Copyright: © Stan Bysshe
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