Swans Nuptial Dance on the Rhine River, Germany

Swans nuptial dance ritual on the Rhine River, Germany. * Click on pictures for larger view!

Swans nuptial ritual on Rhine River, Germany

I had the rare chance to see these majestic swans in their mating ritual on the Rhine River (Breisach, Germany). It was almost like a ceremony in the swan world.

Nuptial Dance 2 by Tatiana Travelways

I went to the river several times in the morning to watch and photograph them. This majestic birds were just amazing – almost incredible! So graceful, yet so aggressive…

First I thought they were fighting – but they were not πŸ™‚

Nuptial Dance 3 by Tatiana Travelways

The weather was great and the light was perfect, so I really took a lot of pictures. I also liked to see their beautiful curves.

This is a female swan surrounded by the stars created on the water. – Yes, I know how to photograph stars and I like it! – No Photoshop filters used to create them.Β  She was exactly like in a fairy-tale wedding ceremony πŸ™‚

Fairytale On the Rhine River by Tatiana Travelways

… And here is a very determined male coming to meet the ladies:

Determination by Tatiana Travelways

Determination by Tatiana Travelways

Have you ever seen a swan walking on the water?

Swan Walking On Water - Rhine River Germany by Tatiana Travelways

I’ve never watched a swan nuptial dance before… have you? How lucky I was to be there at the right time πŸ™‚

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