I felt very lucky to have captured these 4 day old American Oystercatcher chicks roughhousing. I was lying flat on my belly in the sand in full camo handholding my long lens to capture this moment. The right chick had just chest-butted the front chick as I was clicking the shutter.

National Wildlife picked this picture for their latest cover. It was my first cover. The image also placed second in the National Wildlife Baby Animals Amatuer category. Altogether, this picture has been pretty good to me, and it brings back great memories.

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