Family Bonding

Mother Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) and two subadult cygnets glide along the Seward wetlands. Trumpeter Swan survival is based on a foundation of strong family bonds and crucial learned patterns of habitat use acquired by associating with older more experienced birds, usually family members. Cygnets often remain with their broodmates through at least their first year and may regroup with their parents at the usual family wintering site in subsequent winters.

Technical Details

EF 200-400mm +1.4x @ 560mm; f/9 @ 1/50 sec, ISO 100


Beautiful image, Bob.

Thank you David, there are many birds in Alaska. It just takes some patience to find some in attractive poses and surroundings without them being influenced by the photographer.