Headshot of a northern shoveler. The diagnostic bill makes it stand out amoungst ducks
Into the light
A duck passes the southern point of Öland during a really cold winters day. For a moment everything lines up; the duck that seems to fly straight into the sun, the clouds that forms a cone that seems to direct the duck to the sun and the sun itself that is just enough cloud covered so that the entire photo is not totally burnt out
Come share my log
Female mallard on a log with plenty of space for the entire duck family
This male common goldeneye probably decided that it was time to continue northward to the breeding grounds.
The evening light in the ponds where this female goldeneye stayed really makes the reed in the background cast a golden hue over the entire scene
Swimming in slush
A common winter sight on the coast of Öland, a common goldeneye swimming in slush ice
The female mallard enjoys the sunlight despite a temperature of -17 degrees Celsius.
The male mallard was fully occupied with finding food in the cold water. After a while the water on the back began to freeze to ice, which did not seem to worry him remarkably.
The teal landed close to me as I lay flat on the stomach in the beach vegetation. But it sensed that something was not right and soon took-off again.
Don´t want to swim
The sudden change in weather left the common teal standing in a snowl landscape. The intense wind from the north made it quite clear that swimming was not an attractive option!
Male gadwall on a calm water mirror
The male gadwall looked relaxed. But it was obvious that he followed me and reacted to every move I made, no matter how small.