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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Red-breasted Mergansers Fighting Over Fish

I patiently waited near one of the few openings on ice covered Onondaga Lake in Upstate New York as several red-breasted mergansers fought over fish during one of the several polar vortexes we had this winter.

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Date Taken: 02.2014
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Jonathan Kresge