“Mack the Grieving Swan”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography
This is Mack a mute swan. His mate Singletary was shot with a crossbow in January 2015 and was killed. It was a senseless and terrible act. The residents of Lake Junaluska were extremely upset about the loss of the swan.
Ken, who lives at there, cares for the birds, especially the swans. He told me swans grieve for two years. I watched Mack one rainy day, and I feel the photograph captured the essence of what Mack was feeling that day—grief.
Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina