First Place - Connecting People with Nature - Amateur, National Wildlife Awards
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve San Diego, California, USA
by Lawrence Hauser
Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA
“My wife and I enjoy sharing our enthusiasm for nature hiking with our two grandsons. On this day we took them on a four-mile ‘birding expedition’. While I was photographing a great blue heron, the oldest boy saw an inviting log and went off to walk across it to test his balance. His younger brother followed. The great blue heron flew off, but I turned just in time to take this shot with the younger boy trying to find his balance.”
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT; 17-85mm lens; digital capture.