2023—Arctic Tern

Arctic Terns flocked to the shallow waters of the Uganik River flowing through Kodiak Island. They flew back and forth watching for salmon smolts. Their flight was erratic and unpredictable and they would suddenly plunge, scoop up a small fish, gulp it down, and return to their erratic flight patterns. Although it appears as if this Tern is poised in a blue sky with wispy clouds, in fact, the background is the snow covered mountains in the distance.