Protective mother

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Mother goose defending her 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 a baby from other parents. Often these fights end up in the death of the young gosling as it’s a flurry of strong wings and body’s. In this case, the mother was successful in defending her gosling and it lived to see another day. Busy photo, but neat for showing behaviour.
Taken By
April Stampe
Taken On
May 20, 2020
winnipeg goose gosling 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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