February 15, 2011
Whooper Swan Family
Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner, National Geographic
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Born down-colored and open-eyed, the young benefit from the vigilant surveillance of both parents. They join their parents for fall migration and stay with them their first winter.
See more photos from the December 2010 story "Swan Serenade."
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