Protective parents

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Canadian goose parents defending their gosling. This is a scene I often see in areas with high populations of geese. As some parents are unsuccessful or can't find a mate, the urge to parent takes over and they attempt to take babies from others. Often these fights end in the death of the gosling as its a flurry of strong wings and bodies. In this case the mother was successful in defending her gosling and it lived to see another day.
Taken By
April Stampe
Taken On
May 20, 2020
gosling goose geese
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM3
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
  • Shutter speed: 0.000625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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