18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Balancing Act

This shot was taken one early morning to capture the mating ritual of the Indian spot-billed duck. The male mounted the female duck while in the water and maintained his balance for a brief few seconds to conclude the act.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Bengaluru, India
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Saravana Siddhavarapu