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Stunning images from the winners of our 2nd annual Ducks Unlimited magazine photo contest
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Waterfowl

Waterfowl Winner
Robert Whitney Jr.


Last spring, Rob Whitney waded chest-deep through a flooded slough on CRP land near Devil's Lake, North Dakota. He stowed his camera in a waterproof plastic container. Wearing a camo ghillie suit over his chest waders, he hid among a stand of bulrushes with the sun and wind at his back. 

"Waterfowl photography is very much like hunting. I will scan the horizon to pick up ducks flying toward my position. Since the ghillie suit gives me great camouflage, I get my camera up and try to focus on an incoming duck as soon as I can. I then follow the duck until it gets close enough to photograph. I locked onto this redhead at about 50 yards and took a series of shots as he flew right past me," Whitney says.

Waterfowll Runner-Up


Waterfowl Runner-Up: Larry Hitchens












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