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Source: Fabulously Weird: A Jacana carrying chicks underneath its wings. Photo by Charl Stols Photography. Jacana Prime Time…With the floods arriving on the Chobe River fields of waterlilies and other water plants are forming, the nesting grounds for the African Jacana. Some of the males are still incubating the eggs while others have their hands or feathers full with looking after the chicks. In this image a male is carrying all four chicks under his wings just leaving their long legs and toes exposed. (Image taken on the Chobe River, Kasane, Botswana)

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  1. Incredibly funny and extraordinary…. thanks for the smile (I did figure it out…. am very proud of myself!)

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  2. Thanks for the regular posts. Keeping me sain through isolation and no sport at the weekends to look forward too 😭

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  3. mind-blower

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  4. Legs aside, I’m still trying to work out how in the heck he keeps all those little types tucked up in there. What the heck are they doin’, swinging from a feather? Amazing photo, pal.

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  5. Is that the Coronavirus? 😂😷

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  6. Ok – this wins the weird Mother Nature award

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Wow!! … A Jacana carrying chicks underneath its wings. Photo by Charl Stols Photography. Jacana Prime Time … In this image a male is carrying all four chicks under his wings just leaving their long legs and toes exposed! … Nature is amazing!!

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  8. Whenever the 3.5 yr old toggles the fellow insane toddler in the 2 middle kids — screaming, racing, crashing, thumping and knocking frames off the walls x 3 — I will come back to this photo and think, “Things could be worse!” How amusing it is! ❤

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  9. Valerie Meluskey says:

    Appreciating Mother Nature: Birds are marvelous–a marvel for us!
    Talk about adaptability–a lesson for all of us….

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  10. freaky!!!!!!!!

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  11. I’ll bet it’s cozy in there.

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  12. I’ve seen quail do this but not actually walking, just kind of standing there brooding the chicks. They have found amazing ways of solving ordinary problems. I’ve never seen one of these jacanas but they have interesting design.

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  13. Wow! Its harx to find his legs in that tangle.

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  14. amazing photo; hidden in plain sight…

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  15. Oh my gosh, I thought you were going to tell us there is another “morphing” virus out there. Thankfully it’s only Papa bird carrying the chicks!! Amazing photo 🙂

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  16. What a beautiful bird, David; and how astonishing is this behaviour!
    Wonders never cease… 🙂

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  17. Wow!

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  18. Christie says:

    Love the photo, great colors too! Take care…

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