Species: Long-billed Curlew | Location: Nebraska Sandhills, USA
A mother long-billed curlew distracts the predator—in this case a wandering photographer—while her two young scurry away. When they are safely over the hill, the protective mother curlew—her job done and her brood safe—flies off to join them.
About The Photographer
Alan J. Bartels grew up with a love of all wild things. He is always with camera at his side and he is the assistant editor of Nebraska Life Magazine.