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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Whopper Swan Incoming for Landing

A Whopper Swan is landing on a cold morning on Lake Kussharo in Hokkaido, Japan. The warm thermal springs keep the edges of the lake free from ice and the swans take advantage of that.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Japan
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Roie Galitz
Awards
Photo of the Day: 09.29.20