20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Trumpeter Swan Cygnets

I came across this trio of cygnets feeding in the shallows among the cattails on Crystal Lake. They moved around the lake close together feeding voraciously on plants beneath the surface of the water. It was as if they knew they still had some more growing to do in order to be ready for the migration trip in early November.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Camera: NIKON D7500
Copyright: © Heather Mellon