Mute swans are very large, powerful, and territorial birds. They are also incredibly beautiful as you can see. This big male was acting very aggressive towards me because his mate was nesting on the other side of the lake. There were also two geese that were giving him grief as well. Although he was in a nasty mood, I was able to keep my distance and get some great shots with help from my Nikon D3100 and 70-300mm zoom lens. I took this shot from a generous distance of the shore of Lake Ames in Rockaway, NJ.
View it LARGE please. :)