Great Crested Tern #1
About this artwork
Emil Morhardt photographed this tern from the National Geographic Orion cruise ship off Tahiti in May 2019. These birds, he says, are large, beautiful, extremely fast, and hard to take pictures of. They are swooping around the ship trying to catch flying fish fleeing the ship. Catch 22 for the fish it seems, but good news for artists wishing to paint them, Emil jokes.