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Jekyll Marsh 3
The Sanctuary
Somewhere between Lisbon and Porto
Mount Bromo
Driftwood Forest 2
Cabo Espichel Monastery
Meet Infinity
Coimbra River View
Cemiterio Prado do Repouso
Old Fado Cafe
Silence
Defensive 1
The Clock Tower and the River
Faro Street View
Piece of Heaven 2
Sunset
Top of the world trail, Moab Utah
The River Dancer
Colors of Sagar Island
Ermida de São Roque
Igreja do Carmo
The road to Upper Diabaig
Steps on street
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Defensive 1

Watching a mother bird perfrom a dance involving shrills, bluster, and feigned injuries demonstrated to me the power of a protective parent seeking to see the next generation endure. The eggs themselves were so camouflaged that an errant step would have crushed them, thus the pair of parents joined in the performance. I was fortunate to capture one in the midst of the distraction calls.

TAGS: Bird, Eggs, Georgia, Mother, Savannah, United States

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States of America
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© Chip Grefski.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2015
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 11, 2015, 8:25 a.m.
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Focal Length: 78mm
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