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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Female Mallard during her preening ritual.

In the middle of its preening ritual, I caught this female Mallard “quacking” at me with while shaking off water as it emerged from Main Reservoir in Lakewood, Colorado.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Lakewood, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Ann L Ramsey