July 31, 2010
Whooping Cranes, Canada
Photograph by Klaus Nigge, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals
Bowing to its hatchling's hunger, a crane offers an insect morsel. Nestled at center, another egg should hatch in two days—though usually only one chick will survive the season. Parents take turns tending the nest.
See more photographs from the June 2010 feature story "Whooping Cranes."