Majestic Mandarins

Taking pictures of captive animals is considered “cheating” in the world of wildlife photography, but how can one resist when the subject is as beautiful as these mandarin drakes?

These photogenic fellows at WWT Slimbridge posed wonderfully, even putting on a cheeky grin for the camera.

Mandarin drake
Mandarin drake
Mandarin drake
Mandarin drake
Mandarin drake