Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter Swan, Tern Lake, Kenai Peninsula, AlaskaThis trumpeter swan was enjoying a late afternoon snack on Tern Lake on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. It’s chick can be seen out of focus in the background. Trumpeter swans are the largest waterfowl in the world with a wingspan that can reach ten feet.

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  1. Sue December 7, 2017 at 12:40 am #

    Beautiful shot, Sean! I like the golden backdrop that Tern Lake offered up. Was this taken with your 200-400mm@400 + TC1.4? Just wonder how close you were able to get to the birds. We get Tundra Swans at a nearby NWR. With the above lens combo on a D810 in DX mode, I still need to crop the image in post-production to end up with a similar view. A 500mm or 600mm lens would help, but the Refuge folks would probably discourage the use of a forklift!

  2. Susan Rubeo December 7, 2017 at 6:20 am #

    So peaceful & tranquil a scene
    Transports the feeling to viewers

  3. Peter Butterfield December 7, 2017 at 6:40 am #

    —– Serene in harbour
    —– Ivory dreadnought glides
    —– Aquatic plants its fuel
    —– Trumpet to sound alarm
    —– Yet in this moment
    —– Peace abides .

  4. Rachel Bellenoit December 7, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    Beautiful! I had no idea trumpeter swans were so much larger than our invasive mute swans.

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