With the belief that swans mate for life, they are a symbol of love and fidelity. So much so that in love studies, scientists dub those cute couples who have been married for decades and still seem crazy about one another “swans” to support their claims that true love does exist. I have always been fascinated with swans ever since reading The Ugly Duckling as a child, which I misinterpreted thinking that a swan was still in the duck species, but only the lucky ducks become swans. One of the most memorable parts of the 6 month road trip with my swan love, Paul Caridad, last summer in the Visual News Van was our picnic in The Boston Common, where we watched the beautiful swans gliding through the pond as the sunset. The image above is from my majestic trip to Lake Bled in my home country of Slovenia last August; it is one of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever been. To celebrate the grace and elegance of this beautiful bird I searched Instagram to bring you this lovely collection of swans from around the world.
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