Swans in a Nuptial Dance

Swans nuptial ritual on Rhine River, Germany

Swans nuptial ritual on the Rhine River, Germany. Click on it for larger view!

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

Nuptial Dance 2 by Tatiana Travelways

Nuptial Dance 2 by Tatiana Travelways. Click on it for a larger view!

I went to the river several times in the morning to watch and photograph them – they were just amazing – almost incredible!

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

Nuptial Dance 3 by Tatiana Travelways

Nuptial Dance on the Rhine River by Tatiana Travelways. Click on it for a larger view!

The weather was great and the light was perfect, so I really took a lot of pictures.

This is a female swan surrounded by the stars created on the water – yes, I know how to photograph stars ( 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

Fairytale On the Rhine River by Tatiana Travelways. Click on it for a larger view!

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

Determination by Tatiana Travelways

Determination by Tatiana Travelways. Click on it for a larger view!

Determination by Tatiana Travelways

Determination by Tatiana Travelways. Click on it for a larger format!

Have you ever seen a swan walking on the water?

Swan Walking On Water - Rhine River Germany by Tatiana Travelways

Swan Walking On Water – Rhine River Germany by Tatiana Travelways. Click on it for a larger format!

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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Swans nuptial dance framed print

Swans nuptial dance framed print

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #9:Β Action

A Photo a Week Challenge:Β Water

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