Closeup of a piping plover chick. Usually young piping plovers can come really close to you if you stay still but they always try to keep safe distance. This little guy, however was running carelessly around the beach but when it stumbeld upon me it did not mean to retract. It stopped in front of my camera and was looking straight into the lens, turning head from time to time and showing definitely no fear. I was wondering whether it could see its reflection in the lens and maybe this was what puzzled him so much. I took several pictures but all of them except this one, came out blurry. The chick was simply closer than the minimal focus distance of the lens. It spent awhile staring at me and then ran away joining its siblings that were running down the beach following the tide.