Curiosity Runs Both Ways
There's more to the story of this shot than first meets the eye.
What you see is a pair of kayaks seemingly passing through a laid back group of young mallards.
I was standing on a bridge that overlooks the river, and watched both the mallard family and the kayaking pair. The mallards started out well separated from the kayaks but seemed to choose a deliberate path that converged with the boats. Once there, the mallards sort of milled around and kept the kayakers company. By that time the boaters had suspended paddling and were just drifting, enjoying the little 'meet and greet' with the ducks.
DP205-2014 Posted (late) July 24; processed ditto
In case you're wondering, no the boaters weren't tossing out food for the ducks. Nor were any of the dozens of other boaters out on the river at that time. In fact, I've never seen boaters at this park feeding birds from their boats. There must be some other explanation for the birds' behavior.
Taken July 15, 2014 on the Huron River at Gallup Park
Title: Curiosity Runs Both Ways