GOLDENEYE IN EARLY SNOWFALL
Before the high country lakes freeze over, female Barrow’s Goldeneyes spend their hours repeatedly diving to feed on aquatic insects on the lake bottoms. I have photographed these birds repeatedly, but this is among my favorite pictures because it captures the duck among the ethereal pattern of falling snowflakes. Soon the duck will have to fly far away, where it will spend its winter along the Pacific Ocean.
Photo size: 2.2 Mpixels (6.44 MB uncompressed) - 1500x1500 pixels (5.0x5.0 in / 12.7x12.7 cm at 300 ppi)
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