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May 20, 2021

Looking for Connections

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Michael Corrado Michael Corrado

While on a trip with some friends looking for birds and wildlife to photograph, we landed at Fort Desoto Beach in Florida where we came upon this flock of royal terns (Thalasseus maximus). I remember feeling the immediate impact of their color – beautiful tangerine beaks and black crests. As I watched the terns, I noticed several of them possibly pair bonding and made a series of images of them prancing around.

I am always looking for simple gestures between any subjects I photograph and found one in the connection between these two royal terns with their beaks gently touching.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was chosen as one of the top submissions for Wild View’s Snap! Animal Pairs assignment. Congratulations!

Nikon D500 with 500mm f/4 NIKKOR Lens

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