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Swan in flight

Moving In for Touchdown
© Miles Hecker

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SEASONS

Trumpeter swans are found in Yellowstone throughout the year. In winter however, an unsually large number of swans inhabit the Madison River between West Yellowstone and Madison Junction. Biologists believe these are Canadian swans hanging out in the comparatively warm environs of Yellowstone after their native streams have frozen over.

This fellow was coming in for a landing when I caught him in mid-air.

 

TIMES

 

As is the case with most birdlife, swans are most active in early morning or late afternoon.

The Trumpeter Swan, is the largest native North American bird, if measured in terms of weight and length, and is (on average) the largest living waterfowl species on earth.

LENS & FILTERS

LENS: 70-300mm on a crop sensor camera, 100-400mm on full frame camera.

FILMS

Slide films: Fuji Provia 400X

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