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Swans in Simrishamn

Not far from the harbor in Simrishamn is this lovely rocky shore.  When we got there, my friend and fellow photographer, Amy Archer and I were promptly greeted by this swan.  When we moved further down the beach, another swan got out of the water and came up to us.  I was bitten by a swan as a child, so I’m wary of them, maybe almost as scared as Amy.  If you’ve never been up close and personal with a swan, they really are HUGE!  Of course they’re beautiful too, and with no teeth or claws, that’s probably enough to put most people at ease.  I’ve never met anyone else who was scared of swans, so I thought this was pretty amusing.  In retrospect I suppose they were expecting us to feed them, but at the time we were on our guard.

stretching swan


Normally I post only my own photos on this blog, but Amy took this picture of me in action, so I’ll share that too.

Lani photographing a swan

Linda - I have seen swans up close also, and as soon as we came anywhere in the vicinity of their cygnets, they freaked out. Really scary!

Amy - I’m always afraid they’ll beat me to death with their strong wings. It’s fun to see the first and last shot above, the first the photograph, and the last, the photographer at work to take that very shot.

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