A Black Swan attacks a Pelican at West Byron Wetlands to protect its signets. No harm was done and the Pelican retired to the other side of the lake to fish.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM


black swan, cygnus atratus, pelecanus conspicillatus, pelican, waterbird australian, wetlands

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • colindove
    colindoveover 4 years ago

    Brilliant, simply put exquisitely time capture, well done

  • Thanks so much Colin ….. it was pretty amazing to see and one of those fluke shots that I’m amazed was in focus because it was so fast!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Brilliantly captured!

  • Thanks Trish, it was pretty awesome to watch!

    – byronbackyard

  • Khaled EL Tangeer
    Khaled EL Tangeerover 4 years ago


  • It was awesome to witness and unbelievable that the shot worked as I had to just swing the camera up and take the shot!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    September 11, 2010

  • Many thanks Teresa, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your beautiful feature, so well deserved.

  • Thanks so much Andrea!

    – byronbackyard

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 4 years ago

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Moorealmost 4 years ago

    9/11/10 one a day

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

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