In today's contest, we're going to capture mother nature at its finest: photos of animals parenting their offspring. (humans excluded)

Photos are not limited to activities like nourishment, playtime, birth, ... Any form of parenting is allowed, even the parent and offspring just sitting or sleeping together.

So, head out into nature or the zoo, and see if you can find some quality parenting that you can capture!

To get some inspiration, have a look at a similar contest we did on Pxleyes, 12 years ago: http://www.pxleyes.com/photography-contest/12924/animal-parenting.html

Which was won by madamemonty, with the following entry:

By MadameMonty, on Pxleyes
— By MadameMonty, on Pxleyes —

You can submit entries that were made in the past, but the entries you submitted on Pxleyes cannot be re-used, as this would compromise the anonymity of the contest.

Surely technology has evolved in all those years, and your skills have improved. Let's see what you can bring to the table!

Good luck!

kyricom avatarLevel 13
Rank: 1 out of 20 | 23 points

Twins created by kyricom

Mom and her babies looking for some lunch.

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IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

What an amazing shot this is

You were very lucky to encounter this!

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Rank: 2 out of 20 | 18 points

Hide! created by Skyangel

Protect the chicks girls. The paparazzi will never leave us alone.

kyricom avatarLevel 13
Rank: 3 out of 20 | 18 points

Mother and Daughter created by kyricom

A mother/daughter brunch.

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 4 out of 20 | 18 points

Golden Lion Tamarin created by Teecee

I love the golden fur on these little guys. They are Golden Lion Tamarin

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Diamite avatarLevel 9
Diamite

I love this, colour amazing

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Teecee replied to Diamite :

Yes .... you should see them in person they are great to see - Thank you

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

I have never seen this creature before, theh are so cute!

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Teecee replied to IEatRawEggs :

Ya they are really cute - thanks

denlig avatarLevel 8
Rank: 5 out of 20 | 15 points

On the water with Mom created by denlig

Nikon D5100, f/5.6, 1/640 sec

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Ducklings are always so adorable. Lovely shot.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Rank: 6 out of 20 | 15 points

Love created by Zizounai

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Adorable.

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

💘💘💘

grasshopper1 avatarLevel 11
Rank: 7 out of 20 | 13 points

Sun and Fun created by grasshopper1

Momma and the kids.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Rank: 8 out of 20 | 12 points

Ladybug and Cisco created by Zizounai

Farma Sotira, Albania

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IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

So cute that little one, but the big one seems a bit skinny :(

Or maybe it's just the angle or lighting

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Rank: 9 out of 20 | 12 points

Luna created by Diamite

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IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

A proud mother!

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Diamite replied to IEatRawEggs :

She was they are 8 months old now and huge.

denlig avatarLevel 8
Rank: 10 out of 20 | 12 points

Zebra family created by denlig

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

A really beautiful shot.

Happy111 avatarLevel 6
Happy111 replied to Skyangel :

AGREEED, the cutness of that baby zebra helps 😂

What beautiful animal

photonut avatarLevel 11
Rank: 11 out of 20 | 11 points

Family is Everything created by photonut

Meerkat Family

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Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 12 out of 20 | 11 points

Chipmunk with her arm around her baby created by Teecee

Chipmunk with her arm around her baby in our chipmunk condo

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 13 out of 20 | 11 points

Mother Robin Feeding Her Babies created by Teecee

A Mother Robin Feeding her babies. I had to disable my speaker that she built her nest on.

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Rank: 14 out of 20 | 10 points

Mum with Calf created by Skyangel

Taken at the Zoo. The sepia filter is done with Silver Effects Pro.

RGNestle avatarLevel 3
Rank: 15 out of 20 | 9 points

Survivor created by RGNestle

Boop, the kitten. Last of five. A fighter and a lover, she brightens my life!

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IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

She is such a sweetheart! Soft and fluffy

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 16 out of 20 | 9 points

Big Yak - Young Yak created by Teecee

Big Yak - Young Yak

photonut avatarLevel 11
Rank: 17 out of 20 | 9 points

Hippos created by photonut

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 18 out of 20 | 8 points

Rare look at a mother Seagull and her young created by Teecee

Rare look at a mother Seagull and her young

photonut avatarLevel 11
Rank: 19 out of 20 | 4 points

Taking Care of Kittens created by photonut

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IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Can't count how many kittens there are!

photonut avatarLevel 11Bronze award
photonut replied to IEatRawEggs :

There were Three

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs replied to photonut :

They blend into each other! :)

kyricom avatarLevel 13
Rank: 20 out of 20 | 4 points

Hidden Nest created by kyricom

A mother brings some food to the babies hidden inside.

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