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Territorial Aggression by KatMagic Photography

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Featured in: The Birds (July, 2011)

On a tranquil morning by the shores of Lake Ontario, the mechanical sound of the flapping of swan wings suddenly resonated through the air as this male Mute Swan aggressively flew towards his mate and their young goslings as another lone male swan approached….

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  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 3 years ago

    Great moment in nature. You captured the movement very well Kat! Good work.


  • Thanks, Debra, I went for sailboats and came home with a swan… thank you again!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 3 years ago

    LOL…sailboats……swans…they both like water! You can get a sailboat any old time!! hehe


  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesover 3 years ago

    Great capture of an action shot, Kat!
    They really are fierce protectors. I never get too close. :- )
    ~ Bobbi

  • Hi Bobbi, how is your gardening and your summer going? Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I agree – do not annoy the swans.. take care!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Beautiful action

  • Many thanks once again, Larry.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    21 July 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Thank you to you!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 3 years ago

    He means business, that is for sure! Nice clear action shot, well maybe you will get some sailboats next time my friend!

  • Thanks, Christine, you never really can plan.. can you? You just have to attempt to capture what you see and I was happy just not to end up empty-handed! Thank you so much.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Glen Allen
    Glen Allenover 3 years ago

    Good capture

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 3 years ago

    Great action shot !! They are such graceful looking creatures!! Just beautiful !!

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot with enough motion blur to give the image movement.

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Fabulous action shot!

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