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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

This week’s challenge was an easy one to select.  While in Hokkaido, Japan we had the opportunity to visit with some Whopping Swans as they flew in and gathered around a small patch of unfrozen water along the shores of a lake.  When we got there, there were only two swans by the shoreline but then they started to arrive in flights of two or up to twelve or so at a time.  As they maintained their formations until final approach it truly looked like an orchestrated dance – straight out of “Swan Lake”?

Aerial Ballet

Aerial Ballet

6 responses

  1. Gorgeous birds. Love the flying swans in the background.

    March 18, 2016 at 11:10 am

    • David – it was great to see them come – group after group. We also got to spend some time literally on the ground with them to get some nice portraits….. fun!

      March 18, 2016 at 11:20 am

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  4. I’ve never heard of whooping swans (although I’m guessing you do hear them.) Nice catch, Scott.


    March 18, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    • Thanks Janet – you do indeed hear them – both up close and at long distances broadcasting their arrival. We had a lot of fun with these beautiful big birds!

      March 25, 2016 at 5:22 pm

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