Photo of the Week: Least Tern

8/4/2014 | 0


Least Tern ©2014 Kim Caruso

Wings steady and its face turned toward the camera, a Least Tern flies near its nest at Sandy Point State Reservation on Plum Island in Massachusetts. Gallery member Kim Caruso shot the photo in late June and posted it in our U.S. and Canada Gallery.

The tern was inside a roped-off nesting area, where pairs were just starting to sit on eggs. “It was flying low at eye level about 30 feet away from me,” she tells us. “Its mate was on nest, and as this bird flew toward the tide line to fish, it gave a good hard look at me during the flyby!”

Caruso used a Canon 7D and a 400mm lens handheld.

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