In Fort Myers Beach, Florida, photographer Adams Serra was spending time capturing photos of least terns during the breeding season.
This species is Florida’s smallest tern, migrating from the Caribbean and Central America in the spring and breeding in summer. Serra writes, “This adult least tern was defending its nest from a ghost crab,” an omnivore that feeds on turtle hatchlings, lizards, small crabs, and sometimes bird hatchlings. The Florida resident used a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and a 600mm lens with a 1.4x teleconverter.
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