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Ellen Lewis

Ontario, Canada


Common Loons on Killarney Lake in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada: I was fortunate to be invited to go with my best friend to Killarney Lake on a good paddle trip. The canoe made it possible for us to quietly approach this little family where I took a few, precious pictures.They are remarkably handsome with jewel-like red eyes and they have an eery, yet beautiful, mournful call that echos across the clear lakes of the northern wilderness. In summer, the adults are regally patterned in black and white, changing to a plain gray above and white below in winter. They are superb divers and are fiercely territorial when breeding. Typically, they come ashore only to nest. —Clearly, there’s nothing “common” about the Common Loon.


Common Loon

Common Loon Family

6 replies on “Common Loon”

Paul Thompson says:

Ellen, It is a pleasure to see your work too! Nothing common (or boring) about the Common Loon. Nothing common or boring about your Photo either, Awesome! You have my vote!

Ellen Lewis says:

Thank you, Paul Thompson, for your kind words and support of my work. It’s very much appreciated!

Donna Barski says:

I wish I had been the first to comment on your fine photo, Ellen. What Paul has said – I fully agree with. And you have my vote too!

Ellen Lewis says:

Thank you for leaving your comment, Donna. It’s very nice that you like the image so much. Thanks for your vote, too!

Theresa Nickels says:

Beautiful Photo!

Ellen Lewis says:

Thank you, Theresa, for your nice compliment.

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