© Bob Cochran
July 30, 2012
Bob Cochran of Powell, Wyoming, took this remarkable photo of Harlequin Ducks in Yellowstone National Park in mid-May 2012.
"I was sitting near the LeHardy Rapids in Yellowstone photographing the Harlequin drake and two hens when I took this photo," he says. "The drake had been aggressive toward this hen, and when she went to take a nap he basically attacked her. I could tell he was going to try and get her on the rock so I sat as low to the water as I could get, and the photo was taken a split second before she was rudely awakened."
Bob used a Canon 5D Mark II and a 600mm f/4 lens on top of a Gitzo tripod.See Bob's photo of a Dusky Grouse.
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