In June of 1917, Thomas Sadler Roberts had a close encounter with a Black Tern. The Tern, who was resting upon a nest of eggs, became the subject of a series of photographs taken by Roberts. These photographs, of which were taken at close distance, portray the Tern in a variety of natural poses…
How did the Tern feel about this?
– Black Tern diving at Thomas Sadler Roberts’s head, Minneapolis, June 1917
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