Artic tern heading back to its nest on a rocky coast
Portrait of a black-headed gull, on the light side
Getting close to the subject can sometimes produce unexpected possibilities. In this photo only a slight cropping was needed to make it an inflight portait of the black-headed gull
Raindrops keeps falling...
The summer rain came suddenly and was very intense, only to disappear just as quickly. For the adult common tern the rain was no excuse to sit and relax, the young terns still needed a constant supply of fresh fish.
Common tern getting soaked in the summer rain
Reveln is a great place to photograph terns feeding their young. Here, an arctic tern delivers small fish to its demanding offspring
Hitting the high key
High key image of a common tern fishing
Greeting the sunrise
The sun has been up for a while but not yet reached the water surface. The light is reflected in the reed and the forest in the background, giving a warm tone to the water while the morning fog is slowly dissipating. It's high time for the common tern to take a tour of area
Wind beneath my wings
The common tern prepares for a dive to its nest
The gull-billed tern has just received a salamander and it is now busy trying to devour it.
An adult lesser black-backed gull taking off from a small pond
Common tern in warm morning light
With a sunlit shrub and bush curtain in the background, the flying common tern seems to fly over a sea of gold.
Common tern flying by
A rising sun and a backgound of reed and shrubs makes for a smooth background to the tern flying by.
Common tern passing by
A common tern making a fly by outside the hide in the early morning.
Flying common tern with water drops
Setting sun, backlit common tern and water drops illuminated by the low sun.
A common tern as an evening angel over the reed
At sunset the reed seems to glow from the backlight. The hovering common tern resembles an evening angel with its bright appearance.
Black-headed gull catching a late evening snack
It's long after sunset but the black-headed gulls are still active catching flying insects in the last evening light.
Arctic tern feeding the next generation
The chick spends most of its time under the cover of the parent. But to eat it has to step out in the open from time to time.