19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Spot the Baby

My next-door neighbor pointed toward the lakeshore. "See them swamp chickens? They done had babies." And so, I looked and saw a common gallinule mother teaching her fresh bald hatchlings how to hunt for bugs amidst the lily pads. One wandered away from the flock and is pictured here like Waldo in a puzzle graphic.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Lyssa Koo