Hope for life renewed. Hope for mans relationship with nature. Hope for the changing seasons. The loons hauntingly beautiful call, for me, signals the beginning of another summer on the lake.

common loon adult with chick on it's back
A safe place to rest. A loon chick seeks comfort and safety on its parent's back after a mornings feeding.

40 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope

    1. Thank you Anne. I have always known the chicks rode on their parent’s back, but wondered how the parents dove while the chick was on their backs. The parent just dives right out from under the chick, leaving the chick just floating there. It was kind of funny the first time I saw it.

    1. Thank you for the visit, and the compliment. I look forward to the loon’s return to our lake every year. I’m not much of a birder, but the loons are one bird I actively pursue with my camera. At a respectful distance of course.

    1. Thank you very much, and thanks for stopping by. A loon chick on an adult’s back shot was high on my “bucket list” for loon photos, and this past summer I was able to finally cross it off.

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