15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Preening Pad

"Preening Pad at the Pond" is a photograph I took on a hot August afternoon where the reflections of a wood duck in the reeds was the only action at the pond, but represented such a peaceful and beautiful setting that I had to stop and capture it while on my bike ride.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Redding, California, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © R Michael Kussow