I have talked about the 16th Street Basin many times on this blog. It used to be one of my favorite places to photograph wildlife. But then the powers to be cut down most of the trees and put up a sun farm and a lot of wildlife never came back.
Yesterday I drove past the basin and was happy to see several species of wildlife there. Nothing like it used to be but there were mallard ducks, Canada geese, ring-billed gulls, and even a couple of eagles, who remained pretty far out in the middle, so it was very difficult to get a good image of them.
So, today is all about the mallard ducks. They were close enough to the short to get some images of them. This particular image is funny because I noticed a male and female (I am allowed to say that anymore?) swimming in circles. When I focused on them with the long lens I notice that the male had a fish he was trying to eat and the female was trying to get it away from him.
He finally got it down, so she got nothing.
Enjoy your day.