PBT presents Return of the Swan

“Return of the Swan” is a beautiful photo essay, timelapse and short film by Platte Basin Timelapse (PBT). The photo essay by Mike Forsberg showcases the conservation success story of Trumpeter swans in the Nebraska Sandhills. It highlights how Trumpeter swans were almost driven to extinction in the early 20th century and their gradual recovery due to improved conservation laws and reintroductions.

The short film directed and produced by Mariah Lundgren features the ongoing efforts of researchers and conservationists who have worked to protect Trumpeter swans as well as ranchers who live and work along side the Trumpeter swans.

The photo essay and timelapse can be found here

The 10 minute short film can be found here