Photo of the Day Contest
Coming Mom! by Matt Hansen
Sunday, 8th May 2011

Coming Mom!

by Matt Hansen

Spring is about new life...the flowers are blooming, the weather is warming, and the birds are chirping. The smell in the air can only be beat by the high-pitched "peep" of a baby duckling. Newly born, and doing his best to keep up with mom, this duckling was running for what seemed like the first time. Stumbling a few times did nothing to slow him down, as he crossed this gravel road and was re-united with mom once again.
Equipment: Nikon D700. Nikkor 300mm VR lens.
Matt Hansen
Award winning wildlife photographer Matt Hansen captures the drama and beauty of wildlife in a dynamic and fresh way. His photos have been used by leading companies and publications; including Apple, inc., ESPN, Inc., Fuji Film, Men’s Health Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, The Daily Mail (UK), Cincinnati Zoo, Georgia DNR, and many more. Matt states, “My goal is to show people how incredible our world is…Portraying wildlife in its environment is my way of doing that.” “Whether it be something as small as a frog, or as large as a whale, there is always beauty and wonder surrounding us,” Matt adds. When Matt’s not photographing, he’s probably at the piano, writing music. Graduating from Berklee College of Music in Film Scoring, Matt has composed music for networks such as National Geographic, Animal Planet, A&E, SyFy, and more.

Coming Mom! by Matt Hansen was photo of the day on Sunday, 8th May 2011. It is tagged , , , . You can leave a comment below.


8th May 2011 at 1:36 am

haha really cute little guy. love the depth of field of course, real clean composition too

Kimberly Gould

8th May 2011 at 7:04 am

Awwww, so cute. Brave little guy

8th May 2011 at 8:26 am

fantastic shot, good exposure and DoF

8th May 2011 at 8:49 am

Awww just lovely and nice focus and bokeh.

Charlie Riddel

8th May 2011 at 8:57 am

Great use of DOF. It also has the ‘Aww’ factor.

8th May 2011 at 10:56 am

Beautiful image, love the bokeh and the little fellow. Congrats.

Davey Boy

8th May 2011 at 12:30 pm

One determined duckling. Nice!

8th May 2011 at 2:12 pm


8th May 2011 at 4:42 pm

Wonderful capture! Superb use of dof, love it!

K Henry

8th May 2011 at 6:05 pm

Awesome shot.

Marie Dunphy Harding

8th May 2011 at 9:09 pm

Sweet, particularly on Mothers Day! Happy Mothers Day to all Moms, Nanas and Caregivers from all the Ducklings that love you !

9th May 2011 at 8:24 pm

Precious and fabulous DOF!

Rashid Mukoon

12th May 2011 at 1:18 pm

Nice chick, i like it, thanks


12th May 2011 at 5:43 pm



19th May 2011 at 2:40 pm

I like

2nd June 2011 at 8:24 pm

An Instant classic love it!

Wilfredo Lumagbas Jr.

5th June 2011 at 4:23 pm

Amazing shot!

8th May 2012 at 7:33 am

Great DoF and low viewpoint, love it!

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