19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The smiling red-head

I normally wouldn't include an image from a zoo but this duck was hard to resist. When we entered the bird sanctuary of the Dallas Zoo this duck immediately swam around the corner and stared at us. Since he was seemingly posing I decided to take a few pictures. It was almost like the bird was a model in it's former life, it stared and smiled the whole time, occasionally adjust its position for a better shot. As soon as I put the camera down it swam away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Camera: NIKON Z 7_2