Culture Art & Media Photo: Sleeping Ball of Swan By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 David Genney / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day is a lesson in limberness. The essence of a swan is all elegance. The iconic, long-necked silhouette gliding through the water comes to mind; or maybe a stageful of ballerinas. But have you ever wondered how sans sleep? This photo by David Genney gives us a clue: All curled up in a safe and cozy ball. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to email@example.com with "photo of the day" in the subject line.