This Made Me Smile!

Challenge #81 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, show us a photo of something in the natural world which brought a smile to your face. Perhaps it was an insect, spider or other small creature, a flower or plant, or maybe rocks. Macro and close-ups welcome. Size 1,600px MAXIMUM.
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The long hike from nest to sea
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These cygnets were hatched several kilometers from the sea and were obliged to wander through the city to reach the water. The trip took many hours. People from different neighborhoods protected them for traffic during their long migration.
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Submitted: Saturday, 11th January, 2014 21:22 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 8th June, 2009
Focal length: 6.4 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 80
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