The meaning of a swan is grace, beauty, love, trust, and loyalty. Swan symbolism is also linked to inner beauty and self love. A pair of swans represent soul mates for life.
Ever since I can remember the White Swan has given me so much joy and moments of peace, sitting with a Swan is can bring inner peace and fill your heart with joy. The beauty and movement when mating is something I look forward to every year.
Pairing for life and very aggressive in the mating season they have so many different positions to photograph. Watching them and observing them throughout the season has given me so many moments of joy and photographing them has been a pleasure.
Elegant on the water and clumsy on land they never sease to amaze how a such a big bird can take to the sky. Running fast across the water they take a good 50-60 feet before there airborne.
When the breeding season starts the male becomes very protective of the female and nest site. Defending it against any intruder and birds that venture within a large area around the nest site are quickly sent on their way.
The Goose seems to be the bird the Swan is most aggressive to and many times I have witnessed a male Swan hunt down the goose way beyond the nest site, intent on inflicting a nasty bite. Why they pick on one bird when there are 20 more in close proximity. The feathers go up the head down close to the water and they propel themselves forward pushing the water up into a beautiful shape.
This year I found a lovely lake where I could get close to the water, and using the pull out LCD I rested the lens on the ground to give you a sense of being on the water with them.
Knowledge of the Swan means I know exactly when things are about to happen but this has meant many hours of sitting and observing them in the wild. What joy they have given me over the years. Capturing the heart shape when their heads meat is one image I come close to getting last year.
I just love the Swan and may I have many more amazing moments to capture and share with my followers.