Northern Pintail Duck

One of my favorite subjects for photography are the sharply dressed Northern Pintail Ducks that spend the winter months in the fishing lagoons at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona. With their 'patent leather' bills and tuxedo-like feathers, they are a joy to behold and photograph. This photo was shot with a Nikon D40 and 55-200mm lens on a balmy winter afternoon. -Don Peterson



Northern Pintail Duck