My first encounter with a Mute Swan took place three days ago on a rainy cold morning. I was walking in our local park and saw behind the fence a big large bird. Is this the same swan I photographed six year ago? No, it's impossible...
At this precise moment I forgot about my walk, about rain that was getting more heavy and persistent, I rushed to the Dinosaur park office to ask for permission to spend time with the Swan and photograph it the next day.
I don't know what the park employees thought about me when I stormed into office excited and out of breath. Luckily, they didn't take me for a madwoman and allowed me to enter the park the next day without paying an entrance fee.
I was happy and thought that sometimes life surprises me with wonderful gifts, like a birdsong, light breeze, a smile of a stranger and an opportunity to photograph the most elegant and majestic bird on Earth, a Mute Swan.
Unfortunately, the situation is very sad. The rescued Mute Swan found itself in the unknown environment and without its pair. The bird is injured and no one knows how long it will take for the Swan to recover, if ever.
Hopefully, the Mute Swan I met two days ago will live a long and healthy life.
Generally, life is good!