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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Female red-breasted merganser, Chicago River, Chicago, IL, U.S.

This female red-breasted merganser was part of an exhausted flock that came inland from Lake Michigan to find food in Chicago River. She took a rest as the rest of her flock chased each other around in the icy waters.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P100
Copyright: © Richard Pallardy