14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Female red-breasted merganser, Chicago River, Chicago, IL
This bird was part of a flock driven inland due to starvation after a cold winter froze much of the Lake Michigan shoreline. I love the golden cast on her understated plumage. The image almost looks like an ink drawing to me.
|Photo Location:||Chicago, Illinois, United States of America|
|Copyright:||© Richard Pallardy|