I was photographing ducks at a pond in Golden Gate Park last spring when this ring-necked drake came swimming toward me. The drakes were pursuing females and I guess he didn’t like me around. He looked mad and I felt like he was saying “back off buster.” I gave him some more space and he went about his business.
This photo reminds me of a photo that a friend of mine from the 1970s took of a bluebird that looked like it was mad. My friend’s name is Michael L. Smith and his mad bluebird photo made Mike a millionaire. Here is a link about Mike and his famous photo. I don’t think my mad duck is going to make me a millionaire, but one can dream. To purchase a print of this image click here.