Spring on the Potomac


spacer-25I live on a big, wild river and every spring I feel a certain tension.  

Waterfowl lay their eggs and the spring rains wash them away.  

This year a number of families got wiped out as we had the biggest floods in about three years.  

This merganser family made it. The image is rather dull as this was shot before sunrise but what I love about this image in particular is the little merganser catching a ride on it's mother’s back.  

The shot looks a little bit like the Loch Ness monster, but I assure you it’s made up of of six very intimate and interconnected birds.  

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