WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “threes”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

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I’m not sure how many ring-tailed lemurs are actually piled up together for a nap in this time, but I can count three full-length ring tails (and a very small part of a fourth one on the left).

Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge: Three ring tailed lemurs sleeping together
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Three ring tailed lemurs sleeping together

I photographed this wood duck swimming on a pond because I liked the wavy reflections in the water, in this case the reflections of the trunks of three palm trees.

Wood duck swimming on pond with the reflections of three palm trees
Wood duck swimming on pond with the reflections of three palm trees

How about these three wood ducks, who seemed very hungry for bird seeds?

Three wood ducks
Three wood ducks

Finally these two baby lions (brother and sister) were cuddling with a stuffed blue monkey at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on the weekend morning we visited.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Threes - Two baby lions and one stuffed monkey
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Threes – Two baby lions and one stuffed monkey

The colorful wood duck

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I went to feed the ducks with my kids the other day and since I had brought my camera, I thought I’d trying taking a few pictures. Since last time I photographed ducks, I mostly managed to snap mallard ducks, I thought I’d try to focus on wood ducks this time.

Well, it’s great to attract ducks with duck feed, but it doesn’t help if you want to photograph them. Besides getting suddenly surrounded by several dozens of birds, I quickly realized all they wanted was fight for their food, chasing one another back into the pond and landing on top of each other. All of that while moving a lot and letting me snap lots of blurry pictures. Here are the few decent photos I managed to capture of out 15 minutes of feeding frenzy.

Wood duck in water
Wood duck in water

The wood duck has to be the most colorful and beautiful duck in North America.

Wood duck swimming in pond
Wood duck swimming in pond

I love this last front angle shot, where you can see the beautiful markings of the wood duck.

Front of wood duck with colorful markings
Front of wood duck with colorful markings