He's My Brother
This pair a 6 day old Sandhill Cranes were hidden by their mother under some cypress trees to avoid predators and the heat of the day. I could not get close enough to obtain a good photo without disturbing the chicks, and that I would not do. Finally mom took them for a walk in the marsh. While the family was out, for their stroll I buried my camera under some brush and needles and aimed it at the location where she had previously placed the chicks. When mom brought the chicks back and left them resting I simply waited until the decided to face the camera. Using a remote shutter I managed 6 images before they were taken back to the nest by mom. For the subject matter (cuteness wins right?) and the photographic challenge this is my favorite photo of the year.