“While walking along the shoreline of the Lakefront Promenade Park in Toronto, Canada, a mother swan spotted us and swam over with her three babies in tow riding safely between her wings,” explains Marlon Porter. “She waddled up onto the sand, and her tiny chicks plopped out and curiously walked over to me and my father, snuggling with each other and exploring the world around them. Everything was perfect—the sunlight diffused by the gray sky, the calmness of the water, the mother swan trusting us while standing proudly nearby and the fearlessness of these little birds to get so close to my camera. It all came together to allow me to get this perfect portrait of the two siblings posing for the camera.”
See more of Marlon Porter’s work at marlonporter.com.
Panasonic LUMIX G9, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 ASPH Power OIS. Exposure: 1/640 sec., ƒ/5.6, ISO 200.