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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gentoo chick helping its parent with nest maintance

The parents in the nesting colony constantly shuffling the stones to keep the nest intact, while keeping the chicks warm. The young chick picked up a stone without changing its position, called its parent attention and served the stone.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Antarctica
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Irit Abramovich