Here is another in a series of posts that celebrates the beauty hidden in plain sight, the astounding in the ordinary. Our subject today is the humble Mallard. While we all love birds for their spectacular and stupefying relationship to the air, waterfowl have another element to navigate and they are equally attuned to its demands. Above, a Mallard preens in New Zealand and sends pulsing waves into the morning light.
If we stop looking closely at the common birds (and what are more common than Mallards?), we might miss out on some strange and lovely moments. Here’s to the everyday and the everywhere, to the myriad delights hidden in plain sight.