There's a large, shallow pond (lake?) on the way to one of Baloo's favorite walking trails where we sometimes peek through the trees to see who might be out on the water.
On this occasion, a pair of swans were grazing lazily with their brood of cygnets. They weren't too perturbed by our approach - they simply swam to the edge of the water where they felt safe with the distance and the cover. That made it tough to get good pictures, of course, but I tried!
The little ones stayed in the middle, flanked by their parents.
I took advantage of the photographic opportunity when one finally turned around to face us. Not ugly at all, right? Pretty cute, really.