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User / Christian Hunold / semipalmated plover
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Skookum Pass, Alaska

How the shorebird colors make sense on the open tundra - as opposed to the beach where I usually see them - has been one of the eye-opening experiences of this trip. Each species blends in with the texture and coloring of its particular nesting habitat, an adaptation that makes raptors, jaegers, and foxes have to work just that little bit harder for their meal.
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  • Taken: Jun 16, 2016
  • Uploaded: Jun 19, 2016
  • Updated: Jan 3, 2017