20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Red-necked Grebe Family

A parent red-necked grebe brings a small morsel to feed the first of their hatched brood. The young will ride on the back of their parents for a while to protect them from the predators. In this case, there were more eggs to hatch so the parents were still bound to the nest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Helena, Montana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Lea Frye