Least Tern Feeding Time

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It took a while to find any chicks on this particular morning. When I finally found some I set up on this pair of likely day old chicks and waited to see what would happen. It was quite a while of just watching them sleep and rest and hide under one of the parents. After some time one of the parents finally returned with a fish and with incredible luck both parents and chicks were positioned so I could see them all. I thought it was great how each chick was begging for food from the adult in front of them, only one got to eat though as you can see. It was another great day spent at the colony and getting a chance to see these little chicks getting fed.

• Location: Southern New Jersey shore

• Exposure: 1/1250 @ f/4

• ISO: 400

• Exposure Mode: Manual

• Focal Length: 500mm

• Lens: Nikon 500mm f/4 VR

• Camera: Nikon D4s

Nature photography has become a very passionate hobby of mine and whenever I get a chance I love to get outside and enjoy being outdoors. I am also the co-owner of KGM Expressions, a wedding and portrait photography business, with my wife Kim. This is how we make our living and I love that we get to do that together.