just when you think the snow has gone…
source: creature comforts
The Arctic Tern is one of the most aggressive terns, fiercely defensive of its nest and young. It will attack humans and large predators, usually striking the top or back of the head. The nest is usually a depression in the ground, which may or may not be lined with bits of grass or similar materials. It
is famous for its migration; it flies from its Arctic breeding grounds to the Antarctic and back again each year. This 19,000 km (12,000 mi) journey each way ensures that this bird sees two summers per year and more daylight than any other creature on the planet. Arctic Terns are long-lived birds, with many reaching thirty years of age. They eat mainly fish and small marine invertebrates. The species is abundant, with an estimated one million individuals.
West Fjords, Iceland, July 25, 2006.
I used to think “oh hipsters and their ~foxes~” but then I saw the Ekki Múkk short film, and now I’m really drawn to foxes. Dammit dammit dammit. Also, everyone calls me a hipster.
She (secretly) loves animals.