Royal Tern

Photographic Prints


Dunnellon, United States

  • Product
  • Product
  • Available
  • Artist
  • Artwork Comments 36

Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 17.9" x 12.0"
Large 24.0" x 16.0"
X large 29.9" x 20.0"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

- Reviews


Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor



Artist's Description

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/400, f/6.8, ISO 100, focal length 90mm; AUTO setting

This Royal Tern obligingly posed like its cousin the Forster’s Tern, so I could get a good comparison of the two birds. (See my photo of the Forster’s Tern here) This was taken in Cedar Key, Florida, USA.

FEATURED in The Wonder of Wings, March 28, 2018
SOLD 2 Greeting Cards, March 8, 2018 Thanks to the buyer!
FEATURED in The Birds, Nov. 19, 2012

The Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) is a slender, long-winged, long-billed bird. It has an orange bill, spiky black crest at the rear of the head, black legs and white face and belly with pale gray back and upper wings. Adults are easily noticeable by the black mask over their eyes.
The royal tern weights 12-15 ounces, is about 19-20 inches in size, and has a wingspan of 49-53 inches.
Terns are found along the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, California, and north to Maryland. The Royal Tern is almost entirely restricted to salt water, where it frequents harbors, estuaries, sandy beaches, and nearshore waters on the coast. However, it is now being seen more frequently, especially in winter, over inland lakes and at phosphate mines in Florida.
The Royal Tern makes its nest scrape on the ground on low-lying islands. Eggs are whitish to brown, heavily spotted around the larger end. Incubation is about a month and young also take about a month to fledge.
Terns forage on shrimp and other aquatic invertebrates. They hover before diving and have been known to steal food from pelicans.

Artwork Comments

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
  • AuntDot
  • Monnie Ryan
  • AuntDot
  • Maisie Sinclair
  • AuntDot
  • lindaMakiej
  • AuntDot
  • AndreaEL
  • AuntDot
  • Chris Armytage™
  • AuntDot
  • Ray Clarke
  • AuntDot
  • John44
  • AuntDot
  • AuntDot
  • Kathy Baccari
  • AuntDot
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.