Working at the Abbotsbury Swannery is a privilege, especially when I can apply my love of photography with my passion for my job. Out of work hours, I am able to capture the truly endless array of behaviours and characters that each generation of cygnets show.

This gallery features photographs showing the cygnet’s developmental stages from when they emerge out of the egg, to growing throughout the season. I do hope that my understanding of this species and my ability to anticipate behaviours is apparent throughout this gallery.