Arctic Terns kissing, sterna paradisea, Ny Alesund

Arctic Tern, sterna paradisea, preparing to mate and nest in the Arctic scientific research village of Ny-Alesund, Svalbard.

Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010.

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