Tue. July 13, 2010
Although we had some more thunderstorms this afternoon, the day started clear and quite warm. We made our way to the beach to take advantage of the warmth, and to watch our children and grandchildren enjoying themselves in and around the water. It seems we weren’t the only ones doing that - a mother duck had also decided to take her four ducklings for a swim across the bay, no doubt pointing out dangers along the way. They must have been accustomed to sharing their environment with people, because they paddled very close to the beach, seemingly oblivious to the youngsters frolicking nearby. I suspect though that mother was keeping a wary eye on all around, ready to sound the alarm and lead her brood out of danger if required - very much like her human counterpart.
(70-200mm f8 1/320 sec ISO320)