Gone to See Norway 2013 Chasing the Northern Lights. Day 3: Bergen then Embarkation on the Northbound Hurtigruten MS Nordkapp Norwegian Coastal Voyage.
Prior to embarking on the Hurtigruten MS Nordkapp for a wintertime Norwegian Coastal Voyage, I spent the morning doing a walkabout in Bergen, Norway. During the walkabout I observed three birds. Several Mallard ducks, and an unknown Gull.
Gone to See Norway 2007 Family Winter Vacation. Day 9: Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald Norwegian Coastal Voyage Northbound (Båtsfjord to Kirkenes) then Southbound (Kirkenes to Berlevåg).
There were a dozen or so Black-tailed Ducks swimming in the icy waters as we departed Kirkenes, Norway on the Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald. It was cold enough out that ice was forming on the surface of the salt water.
Gone to See Norway 2007 Winter Family Vacation. Day 5: Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald Norwegian Coastal Voyage Northbound (Trondheim and Rørvik).
While we were docked in Trondheim I noticed a number of ducks in the water. One of them appeared to be a Mallard Duck. I didn’t realize that the Mallards ranged into Europe. Today, I think I could have taken a sharper image.
Mother duck and eight ducklings resting in the middle of Lily Lake. Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). You can see the ducks as tiny specks in the panoramic image of Lily lake I took a few minutes earlier.