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Rescue mission

Duck was frozen to the iceOn my morning stroll alonge the lake shore I’ve met a fellow photographer. His name was Scott and he shared with me his concern about a duck that was frozen to the ice.
It could happen because that night the temperature dropped from +2 to -12 degrees Celsius.
We came to the place and took some attempts to free this poor duck. With no any tools or some special equipment it was pretty difficult to do that. The only things what we had were water and knife. Scott started to pour water from the lake on the ice under the duck and I tried to crush ice with the knife. Ice like a sponge sucked water and became loose. This help us to free the duck from ice prison.
The duck did not say “Thank you” just flew away. lol…
After mission was accomplished I found that Sun is coming. Here are some pictures on that lovely winter morning.

 

32 responses

  1. Doesn’t it tear your heart out to see a helpless animal; at least this duck had you – bad manners – but lucky.

    March 13, 2015 at 6:55 am

  2. I like people who rescue animals. Chapeau!
    Greetings from Germany.
    Sabine

    March 11, 2015 at 10:37 am

    • Thank you, Sabine! Have a wonderful day!

      March 11, 2015 at 10:40 am

      • Alexander, I also have a dog which I rescued. And this good feeling will stay with me forever. All the best. Sabine

        March 11, 2015 at 3:10 pm

  3. Heartwarming story plus beautiful images – a win/win for sure, even without thanks from the duck 🙂

    March 6, 2015 at 3:32 pm

  4. Beautiful photos and life lifting experience!

    March 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

  5. Anytime I could be of assistance – ha ha – just shows that nature can struggle with nature also – lovely set

    February 23, 2015 at 6:52 pm

  6. Precious that you did that.

    February 2, 2015 at 10:08 am

    • Thank you. Did I have any other choice? I could not pass over that poor bird!

      February 2, 2015 at 11:20 am

  7. Wonderful, how you managed to catch the colours of the sky.

    January 31, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    • Thank you. It was easy because in the early morning you almost have nothing to do with it. The nature light painted itself the sky. I just made a little adjustment with contrast and saturation in LR. Nothing else. Mother Nature is the best Artist.

      February 1, 2015 at 6:19 pm

  8. Duck hero, your images are drop dead gorgeous!

    January 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm

  9. Thank you for saving that duck.

    January 26, 2015 at 9:06 pm

  10. Well done, what a lovely story and wonderful images, Alexander! 🙂
    Best regards, Dina

    January 26, 2015 at 7:23 am

  11. A lovely morning for both you and the rescued duck!

    January 26, 2015 at 4:33 am

  12. A wonderful life-affirming post!!!

    January 25, 2015 at 8:39 pm

  13. vastlycurious.com

    A good deed rewarded by excellent photo ops ! Beautiful.

    January 25, 2015 at 6:35 pm

  14. Thank you for freeing the duck. Bless you!!! Gorgeous photos, Alexander. Love, Amy

    January 25, 2015 at 3:43 pm

  15. That was so kind of you both. Fantastic photos too. Bless you.

    January 25, 2015 at 2:37 pm

  16. Great capture

    January 25, 2015 at 1:52 pm

  17. Lovely pictures and a great story, Alexander. Great rescue team ⭐
    All the best,
    Hanna

    January 25, 2015 at 1:38 pm

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