Star tern

Day seventeen of 30 days wild

We came across a colony of nesting arctic terns today, they weren't very happy to see us but after we sat down to watch them from afar, they didn't bother us again.

We were on another coastal walk, weather was bright and very breezy, it was great to see the waves crashing in and we were looking forward to adding a few more miles to our tally. We'd not walked very far when we came across the terns, after looking at them through the binoculars for a while we realised there were one or two chicks there too. It was quite difficult to hold the camera steady in the strong winds but we stayed to watch and photograph them for about 2 hours, I couldn't believe we'd been there so long! Ended up with hundreds of photos that I've still to look at but I picked this little chick as my star tern.
This has to be worthy of National Geographic! Great to hear how it came about too! fav
posted June 17th, 2016  
Beautiful. I love the foreground for added depth and the subject is as sweet as can be. Nice!
posted June 17th, 2016  
Wonderful capture!!
posted June 18th, 2016  
Beautiful composition. Lovely
posted June 18th, 2016  
Precious! Great shot!
posted June 18th, 2016  
I have enjoyed your 30dayswild. Fav and follow.
posted June 18th, 2016  
Aw, this is so sweet.
posted June 18th, 2016  
Lovely capture!
posted June 18th, 2016  
Just gorgeous. Fav
posted June 18th, 2016  
Wonderfully caught, big fav
posted June 18th, 2016  
Fantastic capture. Love how the sweet moment is framed with the pretty pink flowers.
posted June 19th, 2016  
Excellent photo and inspired title - fav!
posted June 19th, 2016  
Sue
That is a lovely image. Fav
posted June 19th, 2016  
Wonderful nature shot!
posted June 19th, 2016  
@ethelperry thanks so much, that's very kind of you :)
posted June 19th, 2016  
@maggiemae @elatedpixie @kwind @shirleydawn @marylandgirl58 @ethelperry @onewing @roachling @cmp @craftymeg @dyanstevens @quietpurplehaze @suesouthwood @stiggle thanks all for your wonderful comments and favs, thrilled to bits he made it on the pp and tp.
posted June 19th, 2016  
This is super! Love it!
posted June 21st, 2016  
love this!!!!!! Fav
posted June 26th, 2016  
What a marvelous photo! I only got to photograph a tern for the first time at the zoo yesterday! Would have loved to have seen the wee chick!
posted February 9th, 2018  
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