Day 995, Black Beauties

I am sure I’d not find anyone who would disagree on the grace and beauty of black swans.

There was once a time when I thought that swans were white until as a small child I came across a postage stamp in my mum’s stamp collection.
This 1954 commemorative stamp was adorned with a black swan to commemorate Western Australia’s first stamp in 1854, the one penny black swan.

Since that childhood revelation, to me the black swan is not only a creature of grace and beauty but also one of mystery and discovery.

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Day 995, Black Beauties’, 1/160s f/2.8 ISO2500 200mm

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