I spent several hours waiting to get a few unique shots of these cygnets flocking around Mom. When one climbed up on her back, my thoughts turned to "now, if only she would turn just a little more sidways. Fortunately, I managed to get a few shots like this one while the light was right because she continued swimming further away without ever turning much. The nature of wildlife photography often necessitates that you take the best you can get.
I had originally posted this under the title “Free Ride”, but when my daughter saw Free Ride, she said it reminded her of herself with her clan. She has three boys and one girl (the youngest who she fondly refers to as her princess). They have a summer home up in Northern Wisconsin and are very much into nature, hiking, and boating. She asked if I could blow it up and frame it for her wall up in the summer home with the title “Family Outing”.