SWAN SERENADE

World Press Photo Contest 2011, Nature, 2nd prize stories, Stefano Unterthiner, Italy Whooper swans are a northern hemisphere swan, with a range from Iceland to beyond Japan. They breed on islands and beside lakes and slow-flowing rivers from mid-May, and also frequently inhabit estuaries, marshes and floodplains. Their diet consists predominantly of leaves, stems and roots of aquatic plants.
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17 February 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Whooper swans fighting.

17 February 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Whooper swans fighting.

09 February 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Whooper swans use their massive wings to achieve lift-off after a short run, and can also take off from water. Whooper swans are a northern hemisphere swan, with a range from Iceland to beyond Japan. They breed on islands and beside lakes and slow-flowing rivers from mid-May, and also frequently inhabit estuaries, marshes and floodplains.

09 February 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Whooper swans use their massive wings to achieve lift-off after a short run, and can also take off from water. Whooper swans are a northern hemisphere swan, with a range from Iceland to beyond Japan. They breed on islands and beside lakes and slow-flowing rivers from mid-May, and also frequently inhabit estuaries, marshes and floodplains.

23 February 2010 Hokkaido, Japan In the early morning, two swans move from their nesting area to feeding grounds.

23 February 2010 Hokkaido, Japan In the early morning, two swans move from their nesting area to feeding grounds.

26 January 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Whooper swans on Lake Kussharo at dawn. The warm waters of the volcanic lake are usually slow to ice over, making it a good wintering habitat. Their diet consists predominantly of leaves, stems and roots of aquatic plants. Around October, the swans fly to more temperate areas for winter. One 1,280-kilometer-long migration route, from Iceland to Ireland, is possibly the longest sea crossing by any swan species.

26 January 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Whooper swans on Lake Kussharo at dawn. The warm waters of the volcanic lake are usually slow to ice over, making it a good wintering habitat. Their diet consists predominantly of leaves, stems and roots of aquatic plants. Around October, the swans fly to more temperate areas for winter. One 1,280-kilometer-long migration route, from Iceland to Ireland, is possibly the longest sea crossing by any swan species.

06 February 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Swans are grounded by a blizzard that freezes the lake.

06 February 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Swans are grounded by a blizzard that freezes the lake.

11 February 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Whooper swans are a northern hemisphere swan, with a range from Iceland to beyond Japan. They breed on islands and beside lakes and slow-flowing rivers from mid-May, and also frequently inhabit estuaries, marshes and floodplains. Their diet consists predominantly of leaves, stems and roots of aquatic plants. Around October, the swans fly to more temperate areas for winter.

11 February 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Whooper swans are a northern hemisphere swan, with a range from Iceland to beyond Japan. They breed on islands and beside lakes and slow-flowing rivers from mid-May, and also frequently inhabit estuaries, marshes and floodplains. Their diet consists predominantly of leaves, stems and roots of aquatic plants. Around October, the swans fly to more temperate areas for winter.

14 February 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Swans walk on a frozen Lake Kussharo. The warm waters of the volcanic lake are usually slow to ice over, making it a good wintering habitat.

14 February 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Swans walk on a frozen Lake Kussharo. The warm waters of the volcanic lake are usually slow to ice over, making it a good wintering habitat.

04 June 3010 A whooper swan swims with recently hatched cygnets in the Kainuu region of Finland, a summer breeding ground.

04 June 3010 A whooper swan swims with recently hatched cygnets in the Kainuu region of Finland, a summer breeding ground.

07 June 2010 Kuumo, Finland A pair of whooper swans warn off another, which has entered their territory.

07 June 2010 Kuumo, Finland A pair of whooper swans warn off another, which has entered their territory.

29 January 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Whooper swans settle down for the night on a frozen stretch of Notsuke Bay.

29 January 2010 Hokkaido, Japan Whooper swans settle down for the night on a frozen stretch of Notsuke Bay.


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09 June 2010 Kuumo, Finland A whooper swam is vigilant over a newly hatched cygnet.

09 June 2010 Kuumo, Finland A whooper swam is vigilant over a newly hatched cygnet.

07 June 2010 Kuumo, Finland A pair of whooper swans warn off another, which has entered their territory.

07 June 2010 Kuumo, Finland A pair of whooper swans warn off another, which has entered their territory.

How cute is that?? Second Hope Circle helps special needs pets in Ontario find homes through promotion, education and funding! www.secondhopecirle.org

How cute is that?? Second Hope Circle helps special needs pets in Ontario find homes through promotion, education and funding! www.secondhopecirle.org

black mastiff bat embryos - not actually art, but wow

black mastiff bat embryos - not actually art, but wow

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Pause tendresse : Quand des enfants viennent faire la lecture à des chats abandonnés (photos)

Pause tendresse : Quand des enfants viennent faire la lecture à des chats abandonnés (photos)

Absolutely priceless!

Absolutely priceless!

Este tet-a-tet entre una vibora y un colibrí es una de las fotos del año de la prestigiosa Nature’s Best Photography. El encuentro entre dos animales cargados de simbolismo fue capturado en Costa Rica por Bence Mate. El colibrí, el ave del sol, y la serpiente, que simboliza la tierra, el conocimiento y el renacimiento eternizan su mirada en este encuentro.

Este tet-a-tet entre una vibora y un colibrí es una de las fotos del año de la prestigiosa Nature’s Best Photography. El encuentro entre dos animales cargados de simbolismo fue capturado en Costa Rica por Bence Mate. El colibrí, el ave del sol, y la serpiente, que simboliza la tierra, el conocimiento y el renacimiento eternizan su mirada en este encuentro.

"This is 19 year old Shep being cradled in his father’s arms earlier this week in Lake Superior. Shep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John. By the way, John rescued Shep as an 8 month old puppy, and he’s been by his side through many adventures."

"This is 19 year old Shep being cradled in his father’s arms earlier this week in Lake Superior. Shep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John. By the way, John rescued Shep as an 8 month old puppy, and he’s been by his side through many adventures."

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