Nature Photo of the Week: The Joke


“Knock knock. Who’s there? Tern. Tern who?”

“Three terns walk into a bar…”

It’s just too much fun imagining the jokes these royal terns might tell. This fabulous photo was taken by Flickr user RonWooten and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group.

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  1. Why did the Penguin cross the road?

    Global Warming.

  2. I love this. Being so steeped in the urgency and scope of the conservation challenges we face, it can be hard to remember that nature is just really darn awesome and fun. Given that the planet will be reduced to ash by the sun in a few million or so years, nothing we do is permanent. Everything is going to go *poof* eventually anyway. With that in mind, then why are we trying to stave off the inevitable for as long as possible and save plants and animals that we may not need for our immediate survival? Because they are good and we love them and they make our lives better.

  3. Cool!

  4. One good tern deserves another.

  5. re: Misty

    Why would we want to think about our immediate survival with the earth dying out in a few million years?

  6. whats the joke about a fish?!

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