Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Quintessential Wetland Scene

Quintissential Wetland Scene
Mallards Anas platyrynchos
22 October 2013

    It seems to me that nothing is quite so perfect about a wetland as a group of Mallards poking about in the water. It is as though the drowned area, with its cohort of snags and submerged logs forms a perfect refuge. The sight of Mallards dropping into a marsh at dusk is the very essence of nature, a primeval scene of unchanging character, a vista into the absolute, essential spirit of wilderness.
    It never ceases to stir my soul.


  1. A very nicely worded post, David, with some beautiful images that encapsulate your words perfectly.

    I'm sure that many of us, me included, tend to overlook these very handsome birds as being commonplace. Shuch a shame!

  2. the mallards are very colourful and a delight to see; lovely photos David

  3. The beautiful warm autumn colors in the first picture give a stunning look. The ducks take it :-)