The loon is hiding by flattening herself into her nest, she’d prefer to not be noticed as we canoed past her. We went on quietly and left her to her important work.
The inspiration for this painting was a wildlife encounter, though the loon must have preferred to not be part of it. I saw the loon while I was in a canoe documenting the plants at the north end of Baxter State Park in Maine a few years ago. I was impressed with the way she huddled down on her nest, pressing herself low. She was broody, so perhaps a little foggy in her mind, but sure she didn’t want to interact with us.
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