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Fragile Future

Fragile Future
Photograph by Joel Sartore

The future of the species depends on chicks born and raised in captivity, such as this week-old chick at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas. Fossil Rim releases about 75 captive-born birds a year into the wild. Only a small percentage survive their first year.



Camera: Nikon F-5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 105mm macro f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Sunny afternoon
Time of Day: 5 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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