Cygnet hitching a ride with his mum, Shadwell Basin, Wapping

The swans nesting on the raft in the middle of Shadwell Basin have given birth to three cygnets in the last couple of days.

As you can see from the photos below one of the cygnets believes in taking it easy and letting its mum do all the work.

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Cygnet hitching a ride in the sunshine, Wapping, London, E1W
Cygnet hitching a ride in the sunshine, Wapping, London, E1W
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