An unexpected spell of warmth in mid-January breaks up the frozen surface of Parker River Salt Pannes. As the sun sets, open water attracts hardy waterfowl and the day’s warmth collides with the fast approaching cold of night to pour gold over a winter marshland.
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, Massachusetts USA
Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Focal length 16mm, 1/25 second at f/11, ISO 100
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead