The morning started out OK but the light was harsher than the last time I shot the loons. I did get a couple of neat preening and stretching shots: Then as I was trying to back off, this loon decided to take flight and I was of course, to darn close to get a good shot, but managed this one...(better than nothing!) Next I found mom and little loonling and unfortunately mom was facing the sun so half of her face was shaded... Then mom brought a yellow perch to the little tyke (this was a rather long distance shot) And now comes the sad part.....a minute after eating that perch, while mom was underwater hunting again, the little one disappeared. I saw it go down but it never came back up I was heart broken and hung around, hoping even after 15 minutes that I had simply missed it but I've seen big turtles in this area before and I think nature used the little one for someones breakfast. Here is mom..forlorn and uttering a haunting call for the next hour and then she finally gave up looking. I sat nearby quietly and watched for that whole hour...needless to say it put a big damper on the entire day.