Winter Waterfowl Assignment Winner Christopher Baker

Congratulations to Christopher Baker for winning the Winter Waterfowl Assignment with the image, “Gabbling Geese.” See more of Baker’s photography at

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Winner: "Gabbling Geese" By Christopher Baker


“The cold morning air combined with the rising sun were perfect conditions to see the breath of this Canada Goose giving an earful to its partner. I probably spent over 15 minutes watching these two take turns squawking at each other. I couldn't decide if this was a lover's spat or a sibling rivalry. Either way, it was entertaining.”

Nikon D500, Nikon 500mm f/5.6 PF. Exposure: 1/800 sec., f/5.6, ISO 2000.