Common tern (Sterna hirundo)
Carbon dust on chronaflex
The common tern migrates from as far south as Brazil to as far north as Nova Scotia, often returning to the same site to breed. Pairs will commonly mate for life, and the two will share responsibilities including incubation, feeding and guarding of the nest.
“The dedication of these terns to their nests is inspiring, and not less so because of their unconscious dependence on the weather. They pivot on its power and forbearance. A tern sitting on its nest centers the year.”
–John Hay, The Bird of Light
To purchase reproductions, please visit my gallery sites through the links below.
~ For images on a range of products including clothing, stickers, journals, bags, prints, cards, sleeves and more, visit edenart.redbubble.com.
~ For high quality prints with a wider range of mat and framing options, visit edenart.imagekind.com
For re-use of this image, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not re-use without permission.