Snowy Plover & Newborn Chick 9950

The already endangered Snowy Plover - Charadrius alexandrinus - faces an even bigger threat with the Gulf Coast Oil Spill that now threatens their already limited and fragile breeding grounds.



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  • conniespixels PRO 5y

    This is such a precious picture. Great portrayal of parent and chick.
  • Jay Paredes PRO 5y

  • Michael Rosenbaum PRO 5y

    WOW--extraordinarily moving.
  • Phillip Simmons 5y

    One of the best
  • Jake Paredes PRO 5y

    Very cute shot. Beautiful image.
  • Vanessa (Van) Hilliard 5y

    This is a wonderful photo of an increasingly scarce species. Let's hope the "oil flow" doesn't administer the coup de grace.
  • fisherbray PRO 5y

    amazing photo!
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  • Trisha Norton PRO 5y

    Michael....this really is one of my favorite images, ever! It moves me....especially with the new threat of oil to its survival.
  • Jessica Kirste 5y

    Excellent capture, such great work!

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  • Ned Harris PRO 5y

    Awesome capture. So cool that you were able to include the chick.
  • Sharon Wolf 5y

    Stunning as always. Almost like seeing baby sandhill cranes!!
  • Michael Cohen PRO 5y

    How do you say "cute". Wonderful
  • Dawn Vornholt PRO 5y

    A very special capture - I love it :)

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  • Paul Marcellini 5y

    Wonderful capture!
  • Jon-Mark Davey PRO 5y

    I love this capture!
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  • Kevin and Seri 5y

    Stunning image, beautifully composed and with the real Awww factor :-) lets hope the oil spill does not ruin it all.......
  • Christine Haines 5y

    Very nice photo.
  • Gastón C 5y

    An excellent shot... congratulations!!!
  • eltverd 4y

    This image won a second place in a 2010 annual photo contest by the Wild Bird magazine in the shorebirds category. Congratulations!
    It is absolutely overwhelming, puts tears in my eyes - mother and baby.... And it was taken on Sanibel island!!!
  • Alexander Pappas 2y

    superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Taken on April 27, 2008
  • EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
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