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Tâches.Hommage à Jackson Pollock
Layered trams moving past in Prague
La Madonna dei Cavatori.Hommage à Michelange.
Les Amoureux.Hommage à Marc Chagall.
Overlooking Fes
Rancho de Taos
Late lunch
Early morning on Locust Street
Atlas Mountains in Morocco
Pelican Popcorn
Market Street
The Take-off
Guarding the base
A Kiss Goodnight
Left behind
Violence.Hommage à Pierre Soulages.
Light painting at Lake Bled
Wonder
Sunrise in New Hope PA
A FOGGY MORNING
Cathedrale.
Bark and Butte
Cold Brew
17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
The Take-off

The common loon is the call of wilderness and a Canadian symbol of cottage life. Our lakes are becoming over populated, and poisoning from lead fishing tackle is a leading cause of mortality in the adult common loon. The presence or absence of the loon is an indicator of the current and future state of our lakes and wildlife. This is not just a pretty picture of a loon taking off on the lake. It is symbolic of what is at stake if we don't take care for the future of our wildlife and the environment.

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Gatineau, Canada
Member since 2019
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© Chris Payant.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2019
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2019, 9:03 a.m.
Camera Make: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Camera Model: E-M1MarkII
Focal Length: 210mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Montebello , Canada