17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Female Mallard

A female Mallard duck wades on the banks of the Connecticut River in Essex Village, Connecticut. She was very friendly, allowing me to get very close to admire her plumage.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Essex, Connecticut, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P510
Copyright: © Andrew Petlock