POTD • Harlequin Duck by Peter Ismert • Picture of the Day
Congratulations to Peter Ismert from the USA for this creative picture of a Harlequin Duck taken in Yellowstone National Park, USA. Well done Peter, your image is our Picture of the Day and will be published in the magazine and social media platforms.
Peter explains the story behind the image: "Harlequin ducks migrate through Yellowstone National Park every year in May and use rapids in the Yellowstone River as a good resting place. They can be seen swimming and diving effortlessly in the rapids of the river. They like to rest on the precarious rock outcrops, defying the strong currents of the Yellowstone River. Having seen the ducks here in previous years, I knew I wanted to photograph with a blurred water effect, as long as the ducks stayed still. One morning in mid-May I arrived before the sun crested the valley walls to ensure low light and to allow for a longer shutter speed. The ducks cooperated nicely."
See more of Peter's work on his website: peterismert.zenfolio.com
See many more stunning images in the latest issue of Wild Planet Photo Magazine.