Grebe chicks hang out on parent's back and squabble over meal by Jose Luis Ruiz (12 images)

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Squabbling chicks ride around a lake on their mother's back. The three great crested grebe chicks fought for space before rivalling each other for a morsel of newt offered to them by their father.

Photographer Jose Luis Ruiz, 44, watched them for six hours, picturing one of the fidgeting babies on camera as it tumbled into the water of the lake in Caceres, Spain.
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