Animals

By Becca Husselbee


A photographer captures these amazing close up pictures of an over friendly swan who comes looking for food.

Pic from Margaret McEwan/Caters News 

Margaret McEwan, a keen photographer from Berkshire, was snapping pictures of swans at a local lake, in Sandhurst, when one of the swans decided to hog the Spotlight.

Margaret said: “Even I was surprised at how close the swan came up to me as I lay flat on the ground to get a different angle.

Pic from Margaret McEwan/Caters News

“I live close to the lake and find that the best results come when you bribe your subject with their favourite food!

“The swans have started recognising me when I go down to see them and they come flapping over when I take the food out of my bag.”

Pic from Margaret McEwan/Caters News 

Margaret, who works for an adventure tour operator, and also as a magistrate, was taking pictures as part of the 365 challenge which inspires photographers to take a picture every day for one whole year.

Pic from Margaret McEwan/Caters News

She said: “The photo has to be posted on your Facebook page the same day.

“It’s a really difficult challenge as I’m very busy all the time but I have kept on track with 160 photos taken so far.”