19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Fastidious Mallard

This female mallard appeared to be taking a midday preen among the fountains at the World War II Memorial in Washington DC. I hope it didn’t mind my furtive photography. I was in DC visiting a friend from high school.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Camera: Pixel 2 XL
Copyright: © Mohammed Ali