Goose Eggs

Goose Eggs | Belfast, ME | 2013

Eggs are miracles. As vessels for new life, their complexity is astonishing. Specialized membranes, protective fluids and nutrient sacs work to ensure that the teensy bird or reptile or platypus has a fair chance to hatch. Sure, the success of this self-contained nurturing system relies on egg mechanics, but much is also happening outside the shell. The parents must be attentive, persistent and above all patient — a virtue in short supply — as they wait for their offspring to emerge and draw its very first breath.