21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Scanning the Sky

A male harlequin duck scans the sky over Glacier National Park for predators. These precious animals spend most of the year at sea in the Pacific and travel far inland to nest in high mountain streams. As the warming climate changes Glacier Park's ecosystem, the number of these ducks making the park dwindles each year.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Montana, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © Brian Hoffman