Juvenile trumpeter, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Juvenile trumpeter swan on ice, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

Here’s one of the young trumpeter swans I shot the other day on the ice in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park. There were 2 adults and 2 youngsters in tow, last years young, I imagine. As the waters open up the adults will nest and hopefully raise some more cygnets this year. This yearling was trying to get a drink of water from the meltwater of top of the ice.

Cheers

Carl

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2 thoughts on “Juvenile trumpeter, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

  1. Ron Niebrugge

    Hi Carl,

    I think he is saying to himself – “why is the water so dang hard!” I saw some swans like this in Cordova, it was like they were looking for their old pond.

    Ron

  2. Carl Donohue

    Hey Ron,

    That could well be what he was saying – it must be pretty crazy for the youngsters arriving back a year later and going ‘hey, wait, this isn’t right’? 🙂

    Cheers

    Carl

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