It’s hard to believe these serene Mute Swans, only hours earlier, were engaged in an horrific turf battle. After several month’s absence, they had come back to find a pair of younger swans settled on the pond, unexpectedly ice-free that winter. For their grim but inspiring story, and twenty-four rare fight photos, see Fighting Swans (originally published as Swan Fight).
The four photos here cover a mere fifteen seconds of the swans’ victory lap past our waterfront. The first photo was featured in that earlier post, but I felt it deserved more prominent treatment.