Great Crested Grebes with babies

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Great crested grebes - Podiceps cristatus - are the largest grebes in Europe.
They are well known for their elaborate courtship displays and for carrying their young on their backs.
Young grebes are delightful zebra-striped creatures capable of swimming and diving almost at hatching. During the first two to three weeks they ride on the parents' back in turn while the other adult brings food.

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  1. cre8ive-M 9 months ago | reply

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  2. billoddie3 9 months ago | reply

    This caught my eye in Prestige Nature & is a winning photo!

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  3. cre8ive-M 9 months ago | reply

    This caught my eye in Prestige Nature & is a winning photo!

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  4. Jogabi - Michèle 9 months ago | reply

    How adorable !

    This caught my eye in Prestige Nature & is a winning photo!

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  6. babygreys 9 months ago | reply

    Simply stunning This caught my eye in Prestige Nature & is a winning photo!

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  7. TICHAT10 de retour 9 months ago | reply

    Adorable petite famille !

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  9. Caz 71♥(On & Off) 9 months ago | reply

    Love the way they do this, id love to see it, those babies are gorgeous!!
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  10. Caz 71♥(On & Off) 9 months ago | reply

    Aww so beautiful, lovely family scene
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  11. Ania.Photography 9 months ago | reply

    So cute :) such precious shot of this adorable family, superb timing here!!

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  12. teagden 9 months ago | reply

    Congratulations! your photo is
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  13. Robin-Wilson 9 months ago | reply

    Super cute!!
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  14. kavo2013 9 months ago | reply

    Congratulations! your photo is
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    a great scene

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  17. skagitrenee 9 months ago | reply


    PRESTIGIOUS DISTINCTION!
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  18. Gilles Poyet photographies 4 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 200+ Faves group and Faved it.

  19. scarburgiceras 4 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 200+ Faves group and Faved it.

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