An Encounter With A Mute Swan
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This series is from a brief encounter with a pair of Mute Swans at Parvins State Park in Pittsgrove Township.  The reason for the close encounter seemed to be the defending of the nest area.  As the swan approached I was mildly concerned as I know they tend to be aggressive but it seemed to just want to let its presence be known.  I stayed in one spot and moved slowly and only heard the slightest hissing at which point I backed away and let them be.  It was really fun to watch this beautiful bird as such close range and even more interesting to watch the behavior.  I hope you enjoy the series.

Nature photography has become a very passionate hobby of mine and whenever I get a chance I love to get outside and enjoy being outdoors. I am also the co-owner of KGM Expressions, a wedding and portrait photography business, with my wife Kim. This is how we make our living and I love that we get to do that together.