Humans may be the only animals who celebrate Mother’s Day. But there’s no doubt that babies of other species are just as attached to their mamas, at least until they grow up. I like to think they also get a warm, fuzzy feeling when they think of the female who risked life and limb to bring them into the world and raise them fit enough to prosper.
Happy Mother’s Day to California mamas of all feathers and fur, fins and … yes, even those with exoskeletons.
A harbor seal and pup. Photo by Alan Vernon.
A doe and her fawn. Photo by Dan Suzio.
Mallard and ducklings. Photo by Ingrid Taylor.
A wolf spider and her unhatched spiderlings. Photo by Jonathan Bliss.
A great horned owl and her chick. Photo by Lee Aurich.
A tule elk and her fawn. Photo by Lisa Williams.
An avocet (and her hidden chicks). Photo by Michael Yang.
A sea otter and her pup. Photo by Mike Baird.
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