Mute swans (Cygnus olor)

in #animalphotography6 years ago

Shot this photo in the south-west parts of Norway. Mute swans is one of three swan species living in Norway.

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Settings70 mm f/4.5 1/400 sec
CameraNikon D50
LensNikon 18-70mm
LocationSouth-West of Norway

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Nice photo.
Why are they called ''mute'' swans ?

Thanks! According to Wikipedia "The name 'mute' derives from it being less vocal than other swan species."

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