17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mallard duck floating along the water

This duck was seen crossing through a lake near the Sauk Trail Reservoir and decided to take a little rest. The sun was high in the sky, which cast a shadow as I was trying to take the photo. Eventually, the duck paddled on and flew to another location.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 05.2019
Photo Location: Frankfort, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Copyright: © Jacob Dalen