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Taken 17-Jun-17
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Warning Cry

A North American Loon screams out a piercing warning cry to any raptors that may be in the area. The male was part of a breeding pair whose chicks had hatched the day before. Both parents were on high alert to protect their vulnerable chicks. I was on a small platform boat equipped with electric motors for quiet maneuvering. I used a 600mm lens with a 2xTC at 1200mm to zoom in for tight shot and laid on my stomach for the low angle view.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, f/11 @ 1200 mm, 1/2000, ISO 800, No Flash

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Keywords:2017 BBC, 2017 NANPA, 2018 NANPA (2019), 2018 Nature Conservancy, 2018 Smithsonian, 2018 Windland Smith Rice, 2019 Bird Watching Contest, 2019 W. Norwegian Nature, 2020 Bird Photographer of the Year, Birds, Candidates, Contests, FB, Journal of Wildlife, Loons, Nat Geo Posted, Speaking Engagements, Submitted, Waterbird

Warning Cry