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Swans at Karekare

Swans at Karekare

The synchronized swimming of swans is a thing of beauty and elegance. Seen in the wetlands near Karekare Beach.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.


  1. Manang Kim

    That is one perfect reflection shot. Such a beauty!
    Weekend Reflection

  2. joo

    It’s simply beautiful – so elegant and peaceful!

  3. Tulsa Gentleman

    Beautiful black swans, perfectly posed. Are these wild or permanent residents? I have never seen a wild swan. Maybe they avoid Oklahoma.

  4. paul

    @Tulsa Gentleman These swans are free to come and go as they please, and are ‘wild’. My bird book says that “Black Swans in New Zealand are moderately sedentary”, so I guess they might not travel too far. Swans flying ‘long distance’ are a rare sight for me, but it has happened. Large numbers of swans – as in thousands of birds – are found at Farewell Spit (top of South Island).

  5. Gine

    In black, it’s simply perfect !

  6. 'Tsuki

    Between those brackets must be all the beauty of this world, that you are so good at catching and sharing… Nice work.

  7. Ann

    where can you get a better photo than this?

    I must drop by Western Spring after work to see if the babies are hatched.

  8. cieldequimper

    Perfection in beauty and grace.

  9. EG Wow, Canada

    You captured this photo at a great time!

  10. Julie

    Indeed, immaculate timing. Stunning capture. Like it a lot.

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