Copyright © 2018 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. White Tern: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The White Tern  or Gygis alba also called the Fairy Tern (Sternula nereis), Angel Tern, and White Noddy; is a seabird found across tropical oceans of the world.
We were looking for the Bidled Terns, Roseate Terns, and the Black Naped Terns but we found the Great Crested Terns instead. While we were anxious, two White Terns followed our boat and they were very close. Miguel was holding my waist and directed my body towards the terns, he stabilized me. The road was pitching like crazy as the rain and big waves made it difficult for us. Harry Miller was taking photographs as well right next to me. The boatman and his assistants kept the boat’s pace as we were trolling; obviously they got attracted to our trolling lures.
Siargao, Philippines
April 20, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Carry Speed FS-Slim | Nitecore UNK1

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