Meet my favorite species of Duck: the Wigeon. He is nicely colored, but why I like him the most is his sound, a very typical whistle. Not very duck like as they normally have a much duller sound. In winter large groups can be found in lakes and in polders where they feed on grass. Here a picture of two males swimming in front of a small island. Too bad I can’t show the sound they make with it…

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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