15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Common Loon on Nest

A Common Loon in Maine protects its last remaining chick after its other baby was attacked and killed by a mink. Since the Loon had been sitting on its egg for just under 1 month, it would be only a few days before the last and only remaining baby would be born.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Bryan Delaney