Trumpeter Swans and their new Family, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
You've seen these swans before at this earlier posting. They're back with additions (there are actually six) to their family.
These are the resident pair of trumpeter swans in Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo which actually began from a donation of a pair of swans 130 years ago. Trumpeter swans were on the brink of extinction - there were fewer than 100 of them in the wild in the 1930s - but they are making a dramatic comeback due to successful breeding and release programs. There are about 5,000 of them now. They are called trumpeter swans because of their resonating call.
They are a symbol of fidelity because they are monogamous and mate for life.
Tech: taken at 200mm focal length, autolevels, resize, unsharp mask, saturation.
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danyy (0) 2004-05-30 3:59
J'adore les photos des animaux avec les petits, elles générent souvent un sentiment de douceur au fond de nopus, c'est pourquoi je pense nous aimons souvent les observer, les photographier.
Clochette (8076) 2004-05-30 13:19
Ooooh this is so sweet... I love these families with young ones. Maybe you saw my Mandarin family. That gives me an idea, I'll probably create a special theme for them :-)
nwoehnl (122) 2004-05-30 15:49
Very charming scene, Ken - the "little ones" are lovely, especially the one in the middle that seems to be looking right into your lens. The quiet dignity of the parents is also a joy to look at. Great capture.
- Copyright: Ken Ilio (flip89) (3418)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 80-400mm VR, Quantaray UV
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The beauty of Swans, Pretty Birds All in a Row, Animals : Babies, Swans Cygnes, My favorite photos (13) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-30 2:03