While hiking in Olympic National Forest, I watched this family of ducks swim through a pool and then fight some rapids. I don’t know what their motivation was, but the mother had a seriously difficult time getting the little ones up those falls. They were moving fast, and I think they have been trying to elude a predator, but I’m not sure.

I love the lighting I got in these pictures, so wanted to put them up here on Medium.

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Once the ducks got out of the pool, I lost the lighting that gave that terrific green hue. I’ll include the remainder of the photos, though, just to show their perilous journey.

In the end, they all made it safely to the top of the rapids. After that, I’m not sure what happened to them.

God speed, little friends. God speed.

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