16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
This cute duckling will one day grow up into an ugly swan.

It's hard enough to make a child hold still for a photo; it's equally as difficult to make a duckling do the same. They're always running around and can't understand any human languages (or so I think), making my job even more difficult. Every once in a while, though, you come across one that seems like it was created just to be photographed by you, a sort of mutual understanding of one another between photographer and subject. It also helps that he (?) is really cute.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Sacramento, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Copyright: © Colin Rooney