Soon after hatching, Killdeer chicks often go on small expeditions to learn about their new world. However, after a few minutes, they run right back to a parent’s safety in the nest. While Arrow was out photographing a Killdeer nest, this chick decided to go explore for the first time. His heart pounded as the chick explored and then came back, allowing him to capture this image.⠀
Many thanks to Arrow Myers, @arrowmyersphoto, for sharing his images for this week's #AudubonTakeover.