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14 Photos of Reflecting Pool Ducks (and Ducklings!) That Will Brighten Your Day

Photo by @mohamadhphoto via Instagram.

DC may be home to monuments renowned the world over, but it’s the local fixture around them that interests these Instagrammers: the resident ducks at reflecting pools. We found the 14 best Instas of adorable ducklings just living life like it’s golden.

Ain’t no party like a duckling party.

Follow momma.

Wait for us, too!

Buckley reflects on life, liberty, and the pursuit of ducklings.

These ducks can now enjoy small safety ramps (and proselytizing pups).

It’s a big shadow to live under.

No ugly ducklings here.

Shake your tail feathers.

From duck till dawn.

Enjoying the view.


A duckling huddle.

A mallard in all his shiny green glory.

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Former editorial fellow Kayla Randall is City Lights editor at Washington City Paper.