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The waves around the jetty at Barnegat Lighthouse in New Jersey are the favorite winter playground for Harlequin Ducks that come down from Greenland and Iceland. With their unique coloring and markings these ducks stand out from all ducks and photographers don’t walk but run toward them as soon as somebody points out their location.

Last Sunday was my lucky day. There were many Harlequins in several places along the jetty, the sun was shining brightly over everything, and I was able to get some really close shots of these ducks.

Five Harlequin Ducks near Barnegat Lighthouse.

Five Harlequin Ducks near Barnegat Lighthouse.

Female Harlequin Duck.

Female Harlequin Duck.

Male Harlequin Duck.

Male Harlequin Duck.

Female Harlequin Duck.

Female Harlequin Duck.

Trio of Harlequin Ducks.

Trio of Harlequin Ducks. Female is at right.

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