Monday, February 3, 2014

Running on Water...

The Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) commonly gets a running start to get aloft on water. It's one of the largest species of waterfowl, with wingspans over 80". This bird is actually a juvenile, with it's grey feathers becoming white after the first year. Populations of this species migrate as far south as Texas.

Location: Magness Lake, Heber Springs, Arkansas. Jan/2014.
Photo # KS4_6319a.


Lisa Gordon said...

Such a beautiful creature, and what perfect timing on your part. Wpnderfully captured.

Kelly Shipp said...

Thanks Lisa