A pair of Hooded Mergansers cruise along in a winter tributary; a second male jealously enters the picture.
This painting was my entry for North Carolina's duck stamp competition this year. It placed 5th! An honor!SPECIAL THANKS
for sponsoring me for this competition. Without her I could not have afforded to enter! Thank you!!!
Additional special thanks to Peter Massas, who gave kind permission for me to take inspiration from a few of his photos!
I also used about 34,200 of my photos of eclipse drakes and hens as reference.
Acrylic on board, 16" x 20"