You know what a diving duck is doing when it dips under the surface for many seconds at a time. It’s poking along the bottom searching for something good to eat. Now, thanks to this incredible video clip, you can see it for yourself.
The clip was posted on YouTube by a Polish group called Ryby Na Zywo, which specialize in capturing footage of wild, free-swimming fish with underwater video gear.
Whether by accident or intent, this clip captured a common goldeneye alternately diving to bottom to probe for goodies, then popping to the surface.
Now when you see a diving duck disappear below the surface of your favorite lake, you’ll have a vivid mental image of what it’s doing down there.