Juvenile Sandwich Tern in flight

Juvenile Sandwich Tern in flightJuvenile Sandwich Tern in flight – Nikon D200, handheld, f5.6, 1/1250, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 270mm, natural light

I processed an older image of a juvenile Sandwich Tern in flight from my Florida archives to post this morning.  This photo was taken in August of 2008 at the north beach of Fort De Soto where I could see quite a few of the young terns. Sandwich Terns are found on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and the Caribbean where they are never far from salt water. These terns breed on beaches, barrier islands and man-made dredge islands.

This is not a tern I would see in Utah!

Life is good.




  1. Mia McPherson July 23, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you all very much!

  2. Elephant's Child July 18, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Subtle, elegant, beautiful…

  3. Utahbooklover July 18, 2015 at 10:10 am

    What a great image. I feel like I’m flying right there with the Tern.

  4. Patty Chadwick July 18, 2015 at 7:23 am

    There are certain things about this image that ate especially appealing…like the right wing’s shadow on the bird’s body and the soft, gray feather patterns on the left wing. The colors are so subtle…..

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