John Denver (right) and helper release male and female trumpeter swan into Colorado where they are extinct
35 mm color slide taken by filmmaker Marty Stouffer (b. 1948) during the filming of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) television special "John Denver’s Rocky Mountain Reunion," 1979. The photograph depicts musician John Denver (1943-1997), right, and a helper releasing a trumpeter swan into the wild. The release was coordinated with the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
“John Denver’s Rocky Mountain Reunion” was produced by Stouffer Enterprises. It was filmed in Colorado in 1978 and aired on the ABC television network on April 29, 1979. Directed and produced by Mark Stouffer, it featured Denver working with wildlife biologists to help release breeding pairs of endangered Colorado animals and birds.