Gentle ripples distort the reflections of this Trumpeter Swan at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC.
Trumpeter Swans are our biggest native waterfowl, stretching to 6 feet in length and weighing more than 25 pounds – almost twice as massive as a Tundra Swan. Getting airborne requires a lumbering takeoff along a 100-yard runway.
birds are always so beautiful…..from a distance…..but so messy. Great shot
Indeed Sylvia! Thanks.
Wow!! Such a beautiful capture of a graceful bird!!