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Mallard Family
Photographer: Laurie Rennie
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Story: 
A pair of mallards decided to hatch their family in the third floor courtyard at work. Unfortunately, we could not move them as they are protected by law but there was no water or food. So a group of Good Samaritans made swimming pools and fed them. The mother started out with 12 but lost 2 so she had 10. They grew to be huge. They ended up in San Pedro International Bird Sanctuary who released them to a pond up north (they still weren't flying yet). It was a great experience and we miss them but at the same time we were concerned for their safety and welfare.
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Camera Information: Canon EOS Elan film camera, ASA 400
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