Hey, Wait for Me!

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Hey wait for me! Is there room for one more?


Thanks to Ben Huberman and WordPress for their Weekly Photo Challenge: Room. It was a surprise to see that the mother swan had room on her back for all five of her babies, tucked between those enormous wings.

Thanks to Paula for her wonderful Thursday’s Special Non-Challenge. This was a very special moment.

Thanks to Ailsa for her Weekly Travel Theme: Unexpected. Seeing each of the five cygnets riding on the female swan’s back was an unexpected high point of that day at the lake.

Thanks to Sue for her A Word A Week Challenge: Happy. Cygnet number five may have felt very happy when it was his turn to clamber up on his mother’s back, or at least I felt happy for him.

Congrats to Stewart Monckton for his 100th Wild Bird Wednesday, and thanks again for hosting the Wild Bird Wednesday challenge.

Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.


A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.

Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.

Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

© 2014 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Mute Swan, Kayaking

Posted on June 12, 2014, in A Word A Week Photo Challenge, Art, Audubon, Mute Swan, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Thursday's Special, Weekly Photo Challenge, Weekly Travel Themes, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Another fantastic catch!

  2. The cygnets are so cute at that age, especially when they’re riding on their mother’s back! It’s one of my favorite sights in nature.

    • I agree with you, they’re adorable. This was the first I had seen this behavior in person, it took me by surprise. This is one of the two swans who had her nest next to a second nest on the small island.

  3. What a sweet, endearing scene, Babsje! Thank you for making me smile and for linking these beauties to my post. Warmest regards, Paula

  4. This is a wonderful shot and the cygnets look fantastic.Have a good weekend.

  5. That’s a dream photo op … and you certainly made the most of it! Wonderful family portrait Babsje.

  6. oh!!! So sweet and delicate!!! Love it!!! And the light is great!!!

  7. Isn’t nature marvelous?! Sweet shot.

  8. Great pic of this terrific family!

  9. Stunning photo, Babsje. 🙂

  10. laurie27wsmith

    Who doesn’t love swans and their babies? Beautiful.

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