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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Skimmer sunset

Black skimmers take off toward the Gulf of Mexico after sunset. This protected species nests on Anna Maria Island, Florida each spring, to the delight of beachgoers who watch eggs become chicks and chicks become fledglings.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Bradenton Beach, Idaho, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Copyright: © Cynthia Lane