Who doesn’t love to see a group of ducklings swimming with their mother? In most instances, these mothers would be followed by a dozen ducklings at best. However, the mother in this story is definitely going above and beyond. She was recently photographed with a whopping 56 “children” and we cannot get enough of these pictures. They are simply too cute for words!
Brent Cizek is the man who is responsible for the photos. As a wildlife photographer, he has seen a lot over the course of his career. However, he has never come across a sight like this one.
According to Brent’s count, she had at least 76 ducklings along for the trip. This mother was in the process of migrating and had been picking up new babies along the way. Brent was sad to think about the day that these babies would have to go off on their own. This is actually a common behavior for this breed of duck, as they are often willing to take ducklings with them that are not actually related.
This mother has gone above and beyond to assist these babies and we are absolutely swooning!