Enough With Black Swans; What About Good Old-Fashioned Whoopers? : The Picture Show Photographs from National Geographic spotlight whooper swans in their natural state of grace.
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Enough With Black Swans; What About Good Old-Fashioned Whoopers?

Despite being a Tchaikovsky/Nutcracker fan, I've never seen Swan Lake. I also don't really have any intention of seeing Black Swan. But here's this neat swan-related thing from National Geographic magazine. And by swan-related I mean, well, just swans — hanging out, doing their swanly thing.

To be specific, these are whooper swans. "With a population of about 180,000," the National Geographic article reads,"the whooper, though vulnerable to loss of habitat, is among the most abundant of swans and trumps others in the sweep of its range." See more on their site!