I am so amazed by what I learn on a daily basis because I show up at a single pond every day, no matter the weather. Today I had opportunity to witness this little beauty being protective of her eggs. I keep Max on leash on every walk these days because it is a very precarious time for all of the birds in this ecosystem. Max is very co-operative and sits silently whenever I am observing or snapping photographs. The only time he becomes super alert is when we are close to coyotes and deer. His ears point and he stairs in the direction of the smell/movement.
He sat nicely as I watched this happening. I am so in awe of nature and the strength of tiny creatures in the face of huge predators and insurmountable odds.
I’ll never be in that class of photographers where I am selling my images, but as a matter of respect, if you wish to use them for teaching and explaining, please credit me the documentation. Thanks.