16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Saving a Black Skimmer Caught in Monofilament

This picture depicts a Black Skimmer caught in monofilament inside a Least Tern breeding colony in Gulf Port Mississippi. A crew of biologists and myself all worked together to free the skimmer of the abrasive plastic unharmed.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Gulfport, Mississippi, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 7 Plus
Copyright: © Alex Sullivan