Eight Ducklings and Mom

This morning my neighbor called me to come outside and see a mother duck with eight ducklings in tow. Careful not to stress the mother, we kept our distance, but I took photos with a 400mm lens of the new family.

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In the lake right in front of my home, mother duck leads her ducklings on a morning swim. She kept a watchful eye out for any predators.
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Mother duck and eight ducklings swim the other way across the lake. The light is different as they paddle toward the sun.

Author: cathykellyphotography

Independent photographer based in Pittsburgh PA and Naples FL. Nature, landscape and portrait photography. Portfolio includes international work in USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Email cathykellyphotography@gmail.com to review work in your area of interest. Nature portfolio includes flowers and wildlife. Prints and digital files for sale. See website: www.cathykellyphotography.com.

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