14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
This is not love...

A pair of murres play and maintain their love bonds through shocks of spikes and in this case, one of them caught the other with his beak. Actually they are not violent games, but demonstrations of the intimacy of the pair.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Kilmore Quay, Ireland
Copyright: © Nicolás Merino