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Royal Tern
These large terns sporting a black crest are common residents along the Texas Coast. Here is a pair mating. Formerly placed in the genus "Sterna."
Location
Bolivar Flats, Bolivar, Texas, USA.
Date taken
23 April 2021
Scientific name
Thalasseus maximus
A well timed and focused behavioural shot, Joseph.
 
Really great behavioral shot, I love these! Nice image all around but the subject matter pushes it over the top, great job!
 
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LOL getting a bit friendly are they Joe!!

That's a grand picture of these handsome terns - nicely timed too my friend.
 

Media information

Category
North America
Added by
jmorlan
Date added
View count
490
Comment count
5

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
192.1 mm
Exposure time
1/1000 second(s)
ISO
100
Filename
RoyalTernIMG_8852.jpg
File size
214.5 KB
Date taken
Fri, 23 April 2021 10:32 AM
Dimensions
1024px x 1066px

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