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Whooper Swan

By bmh1
Another from my last visit to Whipsnade, the afternoon seemed to be official nap time for a lot of the animals.

This swan was asleep in one of the enclosures for grazing animals, but just opened one eye to look at me as I went past.

(Having mis-identified another bird recently I'm fairly confident this is a Whooper Swan, from the shape of the yellow areas on the beak of it's partner which was nearby)

(f/5.6, ISO 100, 1/1000 sec)

Tags: Swan Whipsnade Wildlife and nature

Voters: tigs, pamelajean, firzhugh and 11 more

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Bluke 16 303 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2007 10:01AM
Nice close up image ......well captured..
brayzo 14 England
9 Apr 2007 10:30AM
Lovly shot he looks shy.

tigs 16 145 3 Netherlands
9 Apr 2007 10:32AM
Lovely detail in the feathers, shame there is no catchlight in the eye but its a lovely shot. Well done.
trissie 14 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2007 11:01AM
A beautiful close up, well taken.

Trish x
firzhugh 16 13 New Zealand
9 Apr 2007 12:57PM
gorgeous detail, beautifully soft image
User_Removed 14 16 England
9 Apr 2007 6:31PM
Lovely close-up. Wellspotted and taken!

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