15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mallard Pair Greeting

I was watching a small beaver pond iced over and covered with snow, when a pair of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) flew in and landed, and then greeted each other with much affection. They were very likely a mating pair.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Tremont, Maine, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © George Sanker