2 Common Loons came flying into this pond and landed about 10 ft away and started calling for their chicks.
A Momma w/her two day old chics. My wife and I had a great trip up to see this new family.
Sometimes when you like an animal so much you take several thousand pictures of it, one of those pictures happens to catch the sunset reflecting off the feathers in a way you’ve never noticed with your naked eye & later you see the picture on your computer screen & it instantly becomes your new favorite picture you’ve ever taken & you just know that you need a huge print on your wall, probably on metal or glass or something that will really bring out the vibrance. The good news for you is that this can be yours too from alaskankayak.com ➡️ store ➡️ wildlife encounters. There are other pictures there if loons aren’t your thing. But loons are my thing, so I’m ordering this one
“What lies in front of you and what lies behind you, pales in comparison to what lies inside you.” -RWE. Sometimes you need a really freaking great friend to realize just how awesome you are; that our past and futures do not necessarily define us. And what a blessing it is to have people in our lives like this. #commonloons #swipeleftforbae
Check out Jem's paper on the effects of lead toxicosis on swans and loons! This was a research paper written for a class, and discusses how lead affects these species at both an individual and a population level. Lead toxicosis is an issue that not only affects swans and loons, but many other species, such as raptors, carnivorous mammals, songbirds, and other waterfowl. It is important for us to make the changes we can to help protect these animals! Keep it wild🌊🌲
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