Tern photo gallery: A dozen beauties

Two Sandwich Terns on the beach at Fort De Soto State Park, near St. Petersburg, Florida.

A highlight of our June 2016 issue was Peter Paton’s article about the Common Terns and Roseate Terns that breed on Great Gull Island, at the entrance to Long Island Sound. The article made us want to see more terns, and more species of terns, so we prepared this tern photo gallery, which shows a dozen different terns.

The Sandwich Terns above are some of our favorites. The birds were posing on the beach at Fort De Soto State Park, near St. Petersburg, Florida. Mike Landwehr took the photo with a Canon Mark II N camera and a 500mm lens. Click below to flip through this slideshow.