After leaving Kotan, we made a short journey to Sunayo, further up the lake. Here there is a large parking lot and a cafeteria, where we stopped for lunch. There were many whooper swans in the warm thermal waters beside the lake.
I was sitting on the edge of a small wooden wharf here. A young swan, on the extreme left, was nibbling round the end of my boot.
The swans were converging. The top two exposures are with the light, the next two against the light. I was told that the people who run the cafeteria have been instructed not to feed the swans, but continue to do so in the interests of their business.
… So, while the feeding was going on, there was quite a bit of competition for the offerings…
… and then it was quiet again ….
… until it came time to leave ….