Photo taken in Penticton, BC — December 12, 2020
It’s hard to hide from a Common Goldeneye like this handsome male specimen. Their round, yellow eyes seem to pierce you as you stand at the edge of the water; it’s clear you’re not fooling them by pretending to be a tree or a rock. They lacerate you with their gaze for only a few seconds, dive beneath the surface…and resurface dozens of feet away, still firmly locked on you.
* Why I didn’t post it: I was already posting other photos I had overlooked in 2020, so this one went to the back of the line. But that’s it folks — that’s the last overlooked photo from 2020 that I’m going to post this year. I hope you enjoyed the series. I learned a lot doing it and I hope those lessons will be reflected in my future posts.
* I took a lot of photos in 2020, more than in any previous year. Some I shared, but looking back I’ve found many I didn’t. Maybe I thought they weren’t good enough, maybe I had something else to post or maybe…I just plain forgot. As the year winds down I’m rectifying those oversights and posting some photos I overlooked earlier in 2020.