Picture of a couple of these beautiful birds, which are specialized for really long flight distances was taken in Kazakhstan last week.
Taken a sunny morning in frosty fog in low temperature in Norway in January. The Whooping Swans are pretty robust, and very beautiful birds, that are used to cold days, but need open water. Not many places have open water in Norway in January, but a river south of Oslo is always open, due to a water reservoir overflow.
Just won the Norwegian Championship 2010 in Nature Photography! Se link Villmarksliv. Here one of my pic’s of Great Grey Owl in the competition.