13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A signet returns to his pond after his inaugural flight

I spent the day with a family of swans, watching the six signets practice wing-flapping in preparation for their first flights. This signet finally flew, across the entire pond, successfully landing as you see in the photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Lawrence Worcester