A painting of an American Wigeon duck resting in the water near some reeds graced the front page of The Washington Post's October 28th issue along with a picture of its artist, Robert Bealle. The painting was the winning design for the 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Every year a few hundred wildlife artists compete in the only art contest sponsored by the Federal Government to have their artwork featuring migratory birds be on the following year's Federal Duck Stamp. All duck hunters must purchase one of these stamps and affix it to their license. The stamps are also popular with conservationists since the money raised from the sale of the stamps is used to purchase and protect wildlife habitats. View every Duck Stamp that has been issued since 1934 by clicking here.