dannyboyfraser PRO+
dannyboyfraser

Trumpeter Swan Statue HD-4

One the skies and local wetlands were home to North America's largest waterfowl, the majestic Trumpeter Swan. Trumpeters are named for their distinctive bu...
Read more

One the skies and local wetlands were home to North America's largest waterfowl, the majestic Trumpeter Swan. Trumpeters are named for their distinctive bugling call, a result of a loop in the bird's larynx. They weigh between 9 and 12 kilograms, with wing spans nearing three meters. A Trumpeter can fly up to 35 kilometers an hour! They feed on aquatic vegetation and wild grasses and live as 20 years in the wild.
Hunted for meat, skin, feathers and pleasure, only 77 were left breeding in 1933, In 1984 they were designated an endangered species. Midland's Wye Marsh reintroduced in 1988 with one breeding pair.
The statue was designed and sculpted by Ron Hunt. Others contributed to this effort.
Read less

Views

305

Likes

Awards

Peer Award
Amitav Sandypartlow4 831John Trudie robertarmstrong_2615 emusicster Svenergy72 +34
Magnificent Capture
enriquekapie Steve-n-Ning larrywelch ginorecchia
Top Choice
whitedeer mhaeri gerardhildebrandt
Superb Composition
oksananachataia holland1954mb SaraJewelZ
Outstanding Creativity
jdmarks64 Bdubois
Absolute Masterpiece
thecatsmeow

Emotions

Impressed
wdfoto

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol5Top 20 class
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol5Top 20 class week 1
Simply HDR Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1

Categories


Same photographer See all

Discover more photos See all