Snowy Plover & Newborn Chick 9950

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    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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    1. conniespixels 58 months ago | reply

      This is such a precious picture. Great portrayal of parent and chick.

    2. michaelrosenbaum 58 months ago | reply

      WOW--extraordinarily moving.

    3. p simmons 58 months ago | reply

      One of the best

    4. bananaman33428 58 months ago | reply

      Very cute shot. Beautiful image.

    5. vanessa hilliard 58 months ago | reply

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

    6. fisherbray 58 months ago | reply

      amazing photo!
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    7. trishanorton 58 months ago | reply

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

    8. Jessica Kirste 58 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture, such great work!

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    9. Ned Harris 58 months ago | reply

      Awesome capture. So cool that you were able to include the chick.

    10. eddiebonobabe 58 months ago | reply

      Stunning as always. Almost like seeing baby sandhill cranes!!

    11. MyKeyC 58 months ago | reply

      How do you say "cute". Wonderful

    12. Laney Bird 58 months ago | reply

      A very special capture - I love it :)

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    13. Paul Marcellini 58 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture!

    14. QuakerVille 58 months ago | reply

      I love this capture!
      I believe that your Florida photo is

    15. Kns99 [deleted] 58 months ago | reply

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

    16. chaines9 57 months ago | reply

      Very nice photo.

    17. gastonCc 54 months ago | reply

      An excellent shot... congratulations!!!

    18. eltverd 49 months ago | reply

      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!!!

    19. alexandros9 23 months ago | reply

      superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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