March of the coots
Early winter in 2010 was one of the coldest The Netherlands had experienced in years, and the lake in Andrew's local park in Eindhoven was almost completely frozen. As he watched the coots foraging on the ice, he began to visualize the image he wanted. So when the next snowfall came, he went straight out and waited. The coots were already on the ice, polishing off scraps of bread people had thrown them. As soon as all the food was gone, the coots headed back towards the only remaining hole in the ice. 'It reminded me of a scene from the movie March of the Penguins,' Andrew says, 'even though I was in my local park, in the middle of a city.'
Nikon D700 + 70-200mm f2.8 lens; 1/60 sec at f8; ISO 800.
Park Ekkersweijer, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands
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