The gift of two summers

There are Arctic Terns fishing in uneven seas off Papa Westray.

Arctic Terns - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Their concentration skills are immense:

Arctic Terns - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)
Arctic Terns - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Arctic Terns spend the northern summer with us and fly to spend the southern summer at the ends of the Earth from us. That means they see more sunlight than any other living thing on Earth. 

Arctic Terns - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Their migratory flight takes them over one and a half million miles in their thirty year life. That’s the Earth to the Moon and back three times over.

Arctic Terns - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I love them to the moon and back. Three times over.

Arctic Terns - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)
Arctic Terns - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)
Arctic Terns - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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