16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Piping Plover Chick

An endangered piping plover chick standing in a seashell. I love this image because it really displays just how tiny and vulnerable these birds are. Plovers are rapidly losing breeding grounds due to over development along the beaches where they nest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Sandy Hook , New Jersey, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © harry collins