Feature Image Details: Canon 100-400 MM F 4.5-5.6 L lens at 148MM, ISO 1000, F/11, 1/800 second.
This is a pair of eider ducks at the Jökulsárlón Lagoon. Icebergs floated by, on their way out to sea, where they show up on the ice beach (see Iceland in 16 Days: Day 3-4, South Region, Jökulsárlón Ice Beach).
In contrast to arctic terns that will dive bomb you by the dozens if you get too close to their nesting site, female eider ducks will let you get within a few feet and sit there.
I approached crawling on the ground. I did not want the duck to fly, and it never came close.
For arctic tern shots, please see Iceland in 16 Days: Day 3-4, South Region, Jökulsárlón Arctic Tern Nesting Site.
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Mike “Mish” Shedlock