Photo of the Day 14 November 2007

Attwater's Prairie Chick, Texas, 2002
Photograph by Joel Sartore
A weeks-old Attwater's prairie-chicken perches in a delicate nest in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas. A century ago, as many as a million Attwater's prairie-chickens roamed coastal grasslands here. Today fewer than 50 of these chickens are left in the wild, due to overhunting and habitat loss.