14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
River the duck and Beaux the dog

Mallord hen hatched her eggs on a Friday night. Saturday morning I noticed they were gone from nest so she took them to the water. Later that day I was in my back yard looking at the river and this little baby duckling was swimming by. He came waddling up the river bank and went straight to my sister's dog Beaux. I guess he thought Beaux was his Mother.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Shreveport , Louisiana, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 5s
Copyright: © Lisa Johnson