I snapped this athletic Black Swan out for an early morning jog on the Gold Coast. Don’t quote me, but I heard the swan is trying hard to keep fit in case Mayor Tom Tate and Gold Coast City councillors vote to drain the Broadwater and turn it into a car park – just like they drained Black Swan Lake. Say hooray for the swan. Queensland, Australia.
I have never had any interest whatsoever in Valentines Day, but this graceful swan I photographed at Black Swan Lake sure does – or did. As Black Swan Lake is now being drained and filled, this swan is feeling totally unloved. So, those clowns who decided the pristine lake would be better off as a car park and a horse exercise yard, should go take a jump in the lake. Happy Valentines Day to all who believe in it. Hooray, love it and lap it up. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.