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New Member of Swan Family, Aulanko Pond, Finland

On 13.07.2012 after reading in news that the Swan couple in Aulanko Pond, Finland had given birth to a Cygnet for the second time in history, we decided to go and see if we’d be lucky to get a glimpse of the new member in Swan family!OTOS972

When we reached the Pond, the sky was cloudy and we could not see the Swans.


But slowly the clouds started withdrawing and sky became clear.


From distance, we could see one swan sitting on the curb of pathway.


The Swan was evidently unaffected by our presence!



We searched all sides of the Pond for the Cygnet.

We decided to go to other side of  the pond to see see if we could find the cygnet there.



We were about to give up, when the Cygnet appeared on the other side and we rushed back there to film it.

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The baby swan can be seen mostly tagging along his mother.


The beautiful Swan family in a beautiful blue heart.


The Cygnet is again tagging along his mother on right side.


Swans and their cygnet + Ducks and Seagulls

In the video you can see the Swan trying to prevent the Duck from entering the pond, and a tag game between a golden eyed Duck and a Mallard. If you are only interested to see the baby swan, you may forward the first 6-7 minutes of the video. Filmed on 13.07.2012



  1. Great shots! They’re such beautiful creatures. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Thank you for sharing the newest cygnet with us. And, thank you for following my brand new blog, makes for a propitious beginning! Happy New Year!

  3. nuvofelt says:

    A reminder that life goes on! Beautiful shots of these graceful birds.

    • septicalvar says:

      Thank you. I agree that when we see the peaceful and content life of innocent birds and mammals, it feels amazing. Perhaps its an undercurrent of wellbeing which passes among-st all living beings.

  4. Lovely photos. Lovely place!

  5. They are so cute!!! Beautiful shots!!!!

  6. iniyaal says:

    Beautiful…. Nice shots… It gives a peaceful sereene feeling to see photos of the cygnet with its mother. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    What a beautiful place and a proud swan family! See my unusual local swan!

  8. Oh! how peaceful and beautiful. The swans are beautiful, but the trees and foliage are more beautiful. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by my blog. This is in Finland?

  9. angels2send says:

    thanks for the great pictures of the cygnet. where i live there is so much undergrowth along the river that you never see the babies until they are much older. but the families are larger. last year there were five babies in one family. so sweet! of course i didn´t get to see them until they were adolescents…so i really love the little one in your pictures.

  10. loganbruin says:

    My main blog photo is of two swans in Stockholm harbor. I wondered why they like Scandinavia so much. . . ;o)

  11. The cygnet is so cute. What a lovely story. We need more of those feel-good events. Thanks for sharing it with us all.
    And thanks for following my blog!

  12. kelihasablog says:

    Thanks for stopping by for a quick visit to my blog recently, that way I could find yours. I appreciate your time and kindness. You photographs are amazing! I hope to one day be able to work with mine and improve them. They are all raw right now, but maybe one day…LOL 😀

    • septicalvar says:

      Well! your photos are as amazing as could be. my photos are taken from a simple nokia so I believe its the subject that makes any picture special really, isn’t it? 😉

  13. Stunning photographs, thank you for taking me along 🙂

  14. tchistorygal says:

    How precious! I loved the photos, then I decided to watch the video. My puppy dog heard it from the living room, and came running into the office barking. i invited her onto my lap, and she watched for a while, then settled down on my lap. This is delightful Thank you so much for stopping by my website. I’ll follow yours to enjoy your wonderful photography. 🙂

  15. poppytump says:

    Oh such a sweet cygnet ! I keep meaning to get down to Dorset in UK to Abbotsbury Swannery where one can see them in great numbers at the right time of year .Patience is evrythiing sometimes in photography ! Lovely pictures.

  16. ddivna says:

    Thank you for sharing ! Beautiful photos!

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