17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Symmetry of an Arctic Tern taking off while 2 others look on

Arctic Terns (Sterna paradisaea) had started assembling in Svalbard as the summer set in. They were active with their courtship and mating. These 3 birds was on a small iceberg, when one of them decided to take off giving me this almost-symmetrical photograph.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Shreeram M V