These Tundra Swans were lifting off the water at Pungo Lake, where they had been for hours, to fly to a nearby field. The way they run across the water to get up enough speed for takeoff is amazing to see. And the sight of the big birds flying will surely give anyone an appreciation for nature's wonders. The light and action of this photo made it one of my favorites from a long afternoon of shooting one day last winter. The swans are back again now. Every turn of season provides new subjects for a photographer, and a chance to appreciate again the marvelous ecosystem of our planet.
I hope you enjoy it,