New Life

Spring has arrived and the longer days and buds on the trees have got us thinking about new life. Luckily, several of our photographers captured images that show life's beginning in a variety of ways.

A black crake chick five days after hatching at the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Michael Durham

A black crake chick five days after hatching at the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Michael Durham

Maria Cisneros with daughter and baby Ahyzel at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Photo by Peter Marbach

Maria Cisneros with daughter and baby Ahyzel at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Photo by Peter Marbach

A Pendleton farmer inspects grains of wheat from his harvest. Photo by Chantell Reid

A Pendleton farmer inspects grains of wheat from his harvest. Photo by Chantell Reid