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Trumpeter Swan Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: There are three very different places where I've seen a number of Trumpeter Swans over the years, although typically they're at distances too far for really great photography. One is Potter's Marsh south of Anchorage, one of my favorite places to go when I have work trips to the Anchorage area. Another is Yellowstone National Park, where my sightings tend to be pretty distant. The third is much closer to home, but still a good 4 1/2 hour drive away, at LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge near the South Dakota border with Nebraska. A majority of photos are from LaCreek, and in fact, most are from one great day of birding in 2011, including the photo below of a Trumpeter Swan taking flight.

Trumpeter Swan - Cygnus buccinator

Trumpeter Swan 1 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 2 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 3 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 4 - Cygnus buccinator

Trumpeter Swan 1

August 26th, 2004
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Trumpeter Swan 2

August 28th, 2004
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Trumpeter Swan 3

August 10th, 2010
Potter's Marsh near Anchorage, Alaska

Trumpeter Swan 4

August 10th, 2010
Potter's Marsh near Anchorage, Alaska
Trumpeter Swan 5 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 6 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 7 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 8 - Cygnus buccinator

Trumpeter Swan 5

August 10th, 2010
Potter's Marsh near Anchorage, Alaska
 

Trumpeter Swan 6

March 18th, 2010
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota

Trumpeter Swan 7

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
 

Trumpeter Swan 8

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  
Trumpeter Swan 9 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 10 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 11 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 12 - Cygnus buccinator

Trumpeter Swan 9

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  

Trumpeter Swan 10

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  

Trumpeter Swan 11

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  

Trumpeter Swan 12

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  
Trumpeter Swan 13 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 14 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 15 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 16 - Cygnus buccinator

Trumpeter Swan 13

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  

Trumpeter Swan 14

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  

Trumpeter Swan 15

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  

Trumpeter Swan 16

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  
Trumpeter Swan 17 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 18 - Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan 19 - Cygnus buccinator  Trumpeter Swan 20 - Cygnus buccinator 

Trumpeter Swan 17

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  

Trumpeter Swan 18

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  

Trumpeter Swan 19

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  

Trumpeter Swan 20

March 18th, 2011
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  
Trumpeter Swan 21 - Cygnus buccinator       

Trumpeter Swan 21

May 19th, 2016
LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
  
     

Click here for the species description page for the Trumpeter Swan.

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