My wildlife photography has been centered around the Wood Duck families in a local wetland lately. Although the ducklings are the focus of my efforts other critters make themselves available for photographs.
This Muskrat swam right up to my feet as I crouched in hiding at the water's edge. Realizing something was amiss; it looked up into my eyes and twitched its nose for a few seconds before diving to safety.
The Wood Duck babies are growing rapidly.
This particular duckling did not become alarmed upon hearing the camera's shutter, only mildly curious.