The Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) is found in Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and islands in the southwestern Pacific.
The apartment I stayed in at Queensland, Australia had a pond just outside, which is home to a family of at least a dozen of these ducks. As we do not get to see ducks all that often back in Singapore, my family had great fun watching them go about their daily routine.
The clear blue water of the pond creates a calm and pleasant backdrop for this picture.
It is always nice to see the ducks in flight. In this case, it was in the process of landing with the feet down.
The bright splashes of water after landing make for an interesting and dynamic scene.