Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Stills- Fins, Feathers, and Fur

This pair of trumpeter swan's & their family came for a visit to Antelope Lake.
Trumpeter swans are the largest of North American waterfowl.
Their long necks allow them to forage for vegetation with out diving.
I feel very lucky to have seen them.
They are an endangered species.
In the 1930's there were only 300 in Canada, but are in recovery now.


Paula said...

Wow! They're gorgeous! I love the shot of them facing opposite directions. So pretty!

Ed said...

Very cool, I saw a pair of them at the Columbus zoo, they use them for breeding and use their babies to repopulate the wild..:-))

From the Heart of Texas said...

They are beautiful!

Mary said...

Beautiful! I have never seen them myself. Awesome.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That second photo is amazing!

And I'm sure there were fins below the water.....and your last post of the deer.....was fur!



Adrienne said...

How about that ... beautiful

VioletSky said...

Swans are such gorgeous creatures. It amazes me how elegant the always look. And how far their necks can reach!

Anonymous said...

Nice job. )

chloe said...

they are such graceful creatures! :)
beautiful photographs

Ebie said...

Wow, those swans look so graceful!

Ebie's Sunday Stills Challenge.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful! Yes you were lucky!!

Mary said...


I love watching trumpeter swans. There's a spot about a half hour drive from here where they winter and I'll soon be checking it out again. I got some beautiful photos last spring.

I am once again hosting a Christmas book swap and hope you can join in again this year. Last year's was so much fun.

Have a wonderful day.

Far Side of Fifty said...

They are beautiful:)