Taken June 30, 2012 at 8:16 AM (CST) 400mm f/6.3 ISO 400 exp. 1/1000
Common Loons (Gavia immer), parent and four-day-old chick, sharing a touching moment. The closeness and contact provides reassurance to the vulnerable youngster and strengthens their family bonds. Watching their tender interaction was truly touching. Taken in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.