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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
A duckling leaving his flock to swim alone.

Typically, ducklings follow behind their mother, and do as she does. This photo is unique because ducklings are not usually known to part from their flock, and as you can see, this duckling is very independent and ready to set out on its own at a young age.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Washington D.C., Virginia, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Alexandra Boffo