The tremolo call of the common loon represents the essence of the North Woods. These beautiful birds are so fun to watch, but they will let you know if you've come to close, as I found when I approached this loon in my small paddle boat, resulting in the entire lake being woken up at 6:30 AM.
Big Sand Lake - Minnesota
This photo also represents a transition for me, as I have relocated to Minnesota to be closer to family. I look forward to exploring the wilderness of the North Woods!!