Pictured: The chick on it's own (see main image with mother's foot)
A week old baby chick learns to strut alongside its mother towering over it. The young Sandhill crane will one day grow to over 3ft tall but barely reaches the height of its mothers ankle.
Teenage photographer Thomas Chadwick, 19, was watching the little bird explore its surroundings by the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida, USA. He said that young Sandhill cranes behave with a sense of curiosity and copy their parents movements. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.