March 9, 2011
Whooper Swans, Hokkaido
Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
Pale as moonlight, whoopers settle down for the night on a frozen stretch of Hokkaido's Notsuke Bay. "These birds aren't shy," says the photographer. Fed by humans, in some places they're a tourist draw. "Good for tourism, not the swans," a Japanese biologist says.
See more photographs from the December 2010 feature story "Swan Serenade."
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