After taking the first photo I posted of the baby loon and the adult I decided to leave the loons alone and paddled off. I got about a hundred yards away but decided to turn around and it’s a good thing I did. I noticed the baby wasn’t swimming around the adult any longer, when I put my lens to my eye I saw a bump on the adults back. As you can see by the photos, it was the youngster hitching a ride. Most of the photos I took, the little one was sleeping.