Our World Tuesday – Trumpeter Swans of Yellowstone Park


I saw lots of sights on my August trip to Yellowstone National Park to explore the park with my sister Ellen who works there. One of the most graceful and beautiful things I saw was a lone Trumpeter Swan feeding in a river. (I think it was either the Firehole or Madison River, I forget which, the first flows into the second).


Definitely not a sight one sees in the wild in Oklahoma. We stopped and took lots of pictures of this guy (gal?). It was paddling around, dipping its head in the river, and sometimes tipping its entire body forward so just its butt was sticking up in the air. The Cornell Lab has a great web site on Trumpeter Swans here.


We stayed for quite a while looking at this swan as he swam about. My sister tells me that he stays there a lot and sees it almost every time she drives through the area. Just thinking about it gives me a sense of calm.


Earlier in the day we had been in Jackson, Wyoming and on the way back we saw a pair of Trumpeter Swans at the National Elk Refuge

Ellen and I sure packed a lot of things into three days!!

I’m linking with Our World Tuesday.

12 thoughts on “Our World Tuesday – Trumpeter Swans of Yellowstone Park

  1. LeeAnna Paylor

    Hi Yogi! Thanks for checking out my blog and skies!
    I adore Yellowstone park, a National Treasure. We’ve moved out west from the east coast (MD) to CO and hope to make it to yellowstone soon, it’s been a long time since I was there. Your pictures are gorgeous.
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  2. Driller's Place

    We have ducks and swans on a few of the smaller lakes in our area, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen them in the current of moving water. Looks like you had a marvelous visit because you have shared some marvelous photos. Have a blessed week Yogi.

  3. Sallie

    So graceful — you really did have a wonderful visit to Yellowstone and Jackson Hole. Of course, it helps to have a private ranger-led tour ;>))

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