I decided on a pose where the swan definitely thought I was up to something and had some trust issues. I guess it was just protecting its child from paparazzi with the noisy clicking camera.
The adult black swan was seen gliding around the surface using its long neck to reach down and filter through the weeds growing on the bottom of the pond.
This wonderful cygnet was photographed at Lake Alford Park next to the Gympie gold mine and historical museum. The cygnet was swimming around submerging it head under water and coming up with a bill full of weeds and pecking at anything floating on the water.