By Johna Till Johnson
Photos by Vladimir Brezina
On a beautiful Sunday morning, Vlad went out to photograph chicks on the beach.
No… it’s not what you’re thinking!
We were staying at the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida, where my company had just finished its annual conference. We tacked on a few days of vacation at the end.
And on the last day we heard about something unusual: a patch of beach where black skimmers (a kind of tern) were hatching their chicks. It was about a half-mile or so up the beach to the north, sandwiched right between hotels, roped off but otherwise out in the open, among the sunbathers and beach joggers.
So not too early on a Sunday morning, Vlad and I ventured out to see the skimmers and their chicks.