Photo by @CristinaMittermeier
// This skua was such a wonderful mother, she almost made me cry with emotion. When I accidentally got too close to her chick, she first die-bombed me while squawking loudly. Not being able to convince me of how frightening she was, she tried a second strategy: she started flapping one wing and limping away in the opposite direction. It took me a second to understand that she was trying to get me to chase her away from where her baby was hiding. A great example of how mothers everywhere are willing too sacrifice themselves to protect their children. #Onassignment
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