Swans swimming in water with ripples creates interesting reflections at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC
Unlike ducks in yesterday’s post, these swans are swimming away from each other at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC
A Whooper Swan framed by abstract water formations swims at Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter, SC
The Whooper Swan, also known as the common swan, pronounced hooper swan, is a large northern hemisphere swan. It is the Eurasian counterpart of the North American trumpeter swan.
Here is a whooper swan with a little bite at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC
A swan and turtles coexist at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina
Is this swan resting or preening at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina?
It almost seems like this Mute Swan is mesmerized by the abstract reflections at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC
A Black Swan creating circular ripples at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina
The exotic Mute Swan is the elegant bird of Russian ballets and European fairy tales. The name ‘mute’ derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. Here is a mute swan at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC
Swan Lake Iris Gardens located in Sumter, South Carolina are home to all eight species of swans. The lake is dotted with colorful islands, wildlife is abundant. Here are images displaying the serenity of the lake.
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.
Basically unmistakable and is just what the name says: a swan with a black neck. It also sports a bright red knob where the beak meets the head, a feature that is enlarged on males during breeding season.
A couple of Black-necked Swans at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC.
The black swans in Dawlish have been a major tourist attraction for decades and are used as the town’s emblem. They were introduced to the town from New Zealand at the start of the 20th Century, by a former Dawlish resident who emigrated. The black swan is native to Australia.
Swans and Canada geese swimming on the River Thames at Windsor. They are attracted by people willing to feed them.
A lonely swan around water lilies at Bass Lake, North Carolina
This swan unknowingly creates designs in the water while searching for food
A lonely swan creates ripples in Bass Lake, Blowing Rock, North Carolina