|Nature Photography by Rob Gray :: Image #11661|
It was cute enough when the mother duck rose up and flapped her wings. But when the duckling did the same thing, the scene became irresistible.
As the duckling doesn't even have wings yet, it shows just how instinctive certain actions are.
The only thing that spoils this photo is the placement of the mother's right wing. A millisecond either way and it wouldn't obscure part of the duckling's face. This can't be seen at the time, that's just the breaks.