Mother White-tailed Ptarmigan and her chick, Wrangell-St. Elias
White-tailed ptarmigan, sheltering chick, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.
The White-tailed Ptarmigan is a hardy bird native to the rugged landscape of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska.
With a protective mother always nearby, this adorable chick is safe and well-sheltered from the harsh Alaskan wilderness.
Lagopus leucurus. Photo © copyright by Carl Donohue.