Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tundra Swans: Blackwater NWR

In one of the freshwater impoundments at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge a large flock of Tundra Swans were intermixed with the Canada Geese. Their large size easily dwarfed the smaller Canada’s

The photo-op arrived when two Tundra Swans began displaying aggressive behavior. Although the aggression lasted for only a moment, it was long enough to focus and shoot.

I had clicked a photograph of a distant Tundra Swan some years ago with a point & shoot, but with the small image of unprintable quality I consider this encounter with the Tundra Swans to be another photographic “First”.


Shelley said...

I love how you captured 2 of the swans lifting out of the water - stretching out their wings - just beautiful!!

Craig Glenn said...

Great shot Coy.

These are birds I don't see often here in ghe south.


SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A brilliant shot Coy!! I love the way you have caught the action plus having the other ducks in it. Well done!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: What a wonderful capture of the swans.

photowannabe said...

Brilliant shot. I didn't realize how big the swans really are. They look like they are walking on the water.

Meggie said...

Fab u lous photo, Salty! It's hard to imagine Canada geese looking so dwarfed.