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Black Skimmer with Chick
Photographer: Julie Schultz
Location: Pensacola Beach, Florida
Story: 
This photo was taken at a nesting colony on Pensacola Beach. The chick hatched a few days prior and was just beginning to venture out on its own. When mom walked away the chick went running back after her, obviously not happy about being left alone. It quickly pushed its way back under her for protection. I love watching the Skimmers.
Digital Alterations: 
Cropping, contrast and brightness adjustments.
Camera Information: Nikon D60, 55-300mm lens
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