This past week San Francisco welcomed the arrival of two baby swans to the lagoon at the Palace of Fine Arts. I was lucky enough to be there on the day they made their first public appearance and got this shot of one of the youngsters being lazy and catching a ride from mum.
Unfortunately, two days after taking this photograph the cygnets went missing and were feared eaten by one of the other local animals. It's for reasons like this that I avoid nature programs on television. Nature is amazingly beautiful but often cruel.