National Geographic : 1948 Dec
© National Geographic Society 4 Protectively Colored, the Motionless Bird Was Invisible Three Feet Away Warren M. Petersen, Alaska Native Service school teacher and also a member of the National Geographic Society expedition, found this second curlew nest only after scrutinizing for several hours every square foot of the acre of tundra where it was thought to be. Kodachrome by Henry C. Kyllingstad "4 First Nestling of Its Kind To Be Seen by Man A venturesome "first-born" bristle-thighed curlew crawls from beneath his father's wing to get his initial view of the big world. Idly he picks at the dwarf azalea that grows beside his Alaskan home, a mere depression in the tundra moss. Tl.rl..nhh nmn ., h . CST...... ,. . it..h. .. ...