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Arctic Tern Landing on the Kenai River by Robert Kelch, M.D.

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This Arctic Tern was caught as it was landing on the Kenai River in Alaska. I used my Canon EOS 6D camera with a Sigma 50-500 mm lens at 500 mm. This bird migrates from the north pole to the south pole and only mates about every three years.

Featured in Retired and Happy – July 2013


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Bob Kelch is a retired pediatrician and health care administrator who now has the time he wants to devote to his passion, photography. He lives near the Lake Michigan shore in South Haven, Michigan.

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  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 1 year ago


    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...about 1 year ago

    As usual this shot has your incredible clarity and composition.

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  • Thank you for those kind words.

    – Robert Kelch, M.D.

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