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The Black-necked Swans lives in South America. Except this one, who’s swimming in Amsterdam (and not at the zoo). Cute, right?

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“It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg!” 
    ― Hans Christian Andersen (The Ugly Duckling)

16 responses

  1. Great photo and I love the quote!

    October 16, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    • caleephotography

      Thanks Lizzie! I grew up with his fairy tales and I loved them. As an adult, I read them differently but I still love them!

      October 16, 2012 at 5:23 PM

  2. Looks like it could have quite an attitude.

    October 16, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    • caleephotography

      I think he’s just wondering if I have any bread to feed him 🙂

      October 16, 2012 at 6:42 PM

  3. Awe! So sweet. They always look their best in water. Nice clear shot!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    October 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    • Thanks Wendy! I agree, they really belong in water. 🙂

      October 17, 2012 at 3:32 PM

  4. Therese

    Beautiful bird!

    October 16, 2012 at 9:13 PM

  5. How interesting that this beautiful swan has found a home in Amsterdam. I love the photo and the quote.

    October 17, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    • I find it a bit curious too! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

      October 17, 2012 at 3:33 PM

  6. Maybe he cashed in his frequent flyer miles in order to have a vacation in Amsterdam😊.

    October 17, 2012 at 1:31 AM

  7. Awesome photo! Nice to meet another nature lover!

    October 17, 2012 at 8:50 AM

  8. The quote is so appropriate!! Nice work. I hope it is not too lonely 😉

    October 18, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    • Thanks Jim! He had loads of ducks as company, but didn’t see any other swans.

      October 18, 2012 at 3:59 PM

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