NOVA SCOTIA – Who’s the Fairest of Them All? – It has been said the male Mandarin duck is considered the most beautiful duck in the world.. We have been very fortunate to have the presence of this majestic creature in our province for a few months now and as I catch a glimpse (and snap a photo) of the brightly colored bird. I took a lot of photos on my last visit to see him! Made me smile. Morash Pond in Dartmouth.