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."

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