Mating Ducks

by davidstorm

Mallard Ducks are vicious when mating. Just prior to this shot being taken, the female was surrounded by about 10 males, all fighting for her. I would guess that some females drown during this ordeal. Eventually this male triumphed and won his female prize.

K-5, DA L 55-300mm
Uploaded31/03/2012 - 14:18
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/800
Focal Length260mm

Posted 31/03/2012 - 16:05 Link
You should haved tagged this Adult!! great shot David, really caught the splashes. Best wishes Trixie
Posted 31/03/2012 - 16:30 Link
I took some the other day in exactly the same circumstances, about the same amount of males after one female, i thought they were going to drown her! i have to say yours came out better than any of mine.
Posted 31/03/2012 - 18:25 Link
I must say she does look like she's enjoying it Excellent capture David
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Posted 31/03/2012 - 19:09 Link
That's a great shot David, and full of action, well captured
Regards John/Jumbo

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