14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Swallows surprise a Surfer

Tree swallows gather along the Jersey Shore prior to migrating each fall. While photographing a large group on a ground and fence, I noticed a surfer coming. Timed my shot when the birds began to fly. Surfer and swallows surprised.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Ocean City, New Jersey, United States of America
Copyright: © John Trainor