May 29, 2006
Mike Khansa saw these Wood Ducks and turtle near his home in Laguna Niguel, California.
While Mike Khansa was shooting these colorful female and male Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa)
, a red-eared slider turtle slipped out of the water to sun itself on the same rock. Khansa used a Nikon D2X, a Nikon 300mm f4.0 lens and a SB800 flash to capture the image, taken at Laguna Niguel Regional Park
in Laguna Niguel, California. Red-eared slider turtles are an introduced species to ponds in the Los Angeles area, and some are able to breed.See a portrait of a Wood Duck on a golden pond.
View a photo of a Wood Duck flapping its wings.
You can see the bird at these great birdwatching hotspots:Ile-Bizard, Montréal, QuebecBelle Isle Park, Detroit, Michigan Miccosukee Greenway, Tallahassee, FloridaView photos of other ducks:
- Barrow's Goldeneye
- Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
- Harlequin Duck
- Hooded Merganser
- New Zealand ScaupDirections, maps, bird lists, and tips for more easy-to-get-to birdwatching destinations.Talk about this photo, and read what other people are saying about it, in our photography forum.
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