Photo of the Day – October 22, 2017

In Plain Sight

Have you ever wondered how a drake Wood Duck in nuptial plumage, with his wide array of vibrant colors, can possibly blend into his environment? Well, this is how. Every color of this slightly-disheveled drake is echoed in his surroundings. You might think that the his white markings would stand out, but they actually help to break up his profile. You can also see bits of white as the sun reflects against the lily pads. At the bottom of the food chain, Wood Ducks must be extremely discreet, even as they dress their best to please the ladies. October 18, 2017

Previous Photo of the Day

Next Photo of the Day

View the Photo of the Day page

See more Wood Ducks

See more ducks

See the Wood Duck blog

Prints available