This colorful image of a female Mallard is our new photo of the week.
“I don’t usually take photos of Mallards,” says photographer Michel Hersen, “but I was intrigued by the preening pose of this female as it stood on a log with the blue lake backdrop.” He photographed the bird at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in Portland, Oregon, on November 25, with a Nikon D 7100 and a Sigma 150-500mm lens.
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