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"Trumpeter on Golden Pond"

"Trumpeter on Golden Pond"

A Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) paddles away from the nest and onto a golden layer of Water Lilies along a lake near Seward, Alaska in June 2013. Trumpeter Swans are a threatened species, though are gradually making a slow rebound due to heavy efforts to restore the population. They are North American's largest currently existing bird, weighing nearly 40 pounds and having 8 foot wingspans!

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