The Black Swan is the only entirely black-coloured swan in the world.
They form isolated pairs or small colonies in shallow wetlands. Birds pair for life, with both adults raising one brood per season. The eggs are laid in an untidy nest made of reeds and grasses. The nest is placed either on a small island or floated in deeper water.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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  • Angie66
    Angie66about 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot :)

  • Many thanks Angie!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • bobby1
    bobby1about 3 years ago

    Stunning image:))

  • Many thanks Bobby!

    – byronbackyard

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 3 years ago

    I love the red beak, or bill or whatever it’s called. A beautiful shot Deb.

  • Many thanks Al, it’s a bill!

    – byronbackyard

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful swan and capture Debs, they are very unique with their colours, best wishes, Mark.

  • Many thanks Mark, they’re very beautiful in that late afternoon light!

    – byronbackyard

  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyabout 3 years ago


    Beautiful image!

  • Many thanks Robert, they are so beautiful and full of grace!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • cootie
    cootieabout 3 years ago

  • Many thanks Isabel, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

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