This week’s photo challenge is Partners. On our weekend sailing trip to Espoo’s Stora Herrö island, I was excited to see partners live in action.
A swan couple and their little chicks were near the shore.
Here it seems they are checking out that none of their babies are missing.
In unison, they go onwards.
Swans are such magnificent creatures but they also have quite a temper!
Did you know that a whooper swan is Finland’s national bird? These partners are not whoopers but mute swans. The swan is not actually mute but apparently it’s less vocal than other swan species out there, hence the name.
Look at that one baby chick reaching out for the stars!
Off they go towards new adventures.
Where have you spotted swans last?