16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tern skimming emeral water

I was visiting Long Island, New York and just happened to be at Long Island Sound where all the terns were nesting on the beach. After a hard morning taking care of their chicks, they flew to a emerald pond nearby to refreshed themselves by playing on the water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Long Island, New York, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D4
Copyright: © Hung Nguyen