Northern Shoveller photo

Photo of a Northern Shoveller duck, male, stretching his wings on a pond in spring, breeding plumage, Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (Anas clypeata)

Photo of a Northern Shoveller duck, male, stretching his wings on a pond in spring, breeding plumage, Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (Anas clypeata)

I returned several times to this small pond not far from the Nabesna Road, where ducks were plentiful one summer. This male Northern Shoveller, soaking up some warm evening light, gave me a treat when he raised up and spread his wings wide.

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