He came to me to speak silently, as if he knew I could share his sorrow. He used to migrate to other countries, but this winter he remained: too weak to join his migrating companions. Now he dreams of them flying high, in the middle of bright sunlight, and counts days for the spring to come #seasons#swanstory#swan#wintertales#animalworld#theyarelikeus
Chinstrap penguin in the South Shetland Islands. These little guys are cute but until they get in the water and clean off they are generally covered in smelly mud and guano. I learned quickly not to kneel for photos here.