Beyond the BackyardFort De Soto

The Chase

While at Fort De Soto over Labor Day weekend, I captured a fun sequence of images.  The Sandwich Terns were in a feeding frenzy over the ocean.  I tried to photograph them as they grabbed their fish from the ocean.   One grabbed a huge fish, dropped it in mid-air, then dove and caught it again.  It was a very exciting chase, and I was very happy when I checked the back of my camera and saw that I’d caught the whole sequence!

Sandwich Tern diving for a fish
What a Mouthful!
Fish gets away from Sandwich Tern
Not Ready to Be Eaten
Sandwich Tern chases fish in mid-air
The Chase!