Sunday, October 12, 2014

"A Graceful Touch-down"...

One of the largest species of waterfowl, the Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) has a wingspan over 80". Mother Nature shows us just how seemingly easy flight can be. There's something very graceful about the landing of the swan on a lake.

Location: Magness Lake, Heber Springs, Arkansas. Jan/2014.
Photo # KS4_5683hbw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.


Lisa Gordon said...

I never realized they were so big! She sure is beautiful, and you have captured her beauty at the perfect moment.

Kelly Shipp said...

Thanks Lisa, yes, they are impressive birds.