20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Spot-billed duck spooked by an ibis

It was interesting to observe and duck perched high along the lakeside, relaxing and basking in the morning sunlight, on a quiet November morning. The glossy ibis landed on the perch behind and the duck didn’t seem to notice. But when the Ibis approached closer, the duck frantically took off, giving me an opportunity to freeze that moment.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Mysore, India
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Anuradha Parthasarathy