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Courtesy Elston Hill comes these amazing photos of Arctic Terns, as seen recently in Des Moines.

Arctic Terns spend two summers a year – one in the Arctic and the second in the Antarctic – flying up the coast from the tip of Chile to Alaska.

“At low tide this last week, we have been fortunate to see a flock of terns – maybe different flocks – sitting on the sandbar by the Des Moines pier at the mouth of Des Moines Creek.”

Taken with a Canon R5 and RF 100-500mm lens.

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