One momma bird, 76 ducklings. Experts agree: That is one duckload of beaks to feed.
Your eyes do not deceive you. There is no Photoshop or fowl play behind this awesomely adorable picture. In late June, nature photographer Brent Cizek snapped this shot at Lake Bemidji in northeastern Minnesota. He was paddling around in a tiny plastic boat when he saw the remarkable procession: a single mother duck trailed by what looked like a small army of tiny ducklings.
At home, Cizek counted at least 50 ducklings in the photo featured above. But on subsequent visits to the lake, he saw as many as 76 little quackers paddling behind their matriarch…. more
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