Trumpeter Swans

Trumpeter Swans, Tern Lake, Kenai Peninsula, AlaskaI saw quite a few trumpeter swans while in Alaska. These two were hanging out on Tern Lake down on the Kenai Peninsula, south of Anchorage. Trumpeter Swans are the largest birds in North America and can measure up to five feet long and weigh 30 pounds. They were considered nearly extinct, until a population of several thousand were found near Cooper River in south central Alaska.
Nikon D810 with Nikkor 17-35mm lens (at 32mm) ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/1250th of a second

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  1. RICHARD GUYER October 3, 2017 at 12:06 am #

    Gorgeous! I love lake/mountain reflection picts plus the reflection of the swans makes it even more special

  2. Sue October 3, 2017 at 12:43 am #

    Stunning view of the habitat and its resident swans!

  3. mom October 3, 2017 at 5:42 am #

    This is the epitome of tranquility!

  4. Peter Butterfield October 3, 2017 at 7:21 am #

    —– E.B.WHITE knew them
    —– Their elegance grace and power
    —– A Bird Uncommon.

  5. Shardae October 3, 2017 at 10:01 am #


    • Sean Crane October 3, 2017 at 10:09 am #

      Thanks Shardae. I think you’re coming around on birds.

  6. Angelina October 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm #

    Beautiful symmetry without overdoing it. Though as you know it’s not the birds but the landscapes I’m drawn to. I’ll leave the birds to Shardae.

  7. michael huber October 4, 2017 at 12:59 am #

    great color and great pic. ) of swans and great water colors ect. )