By Mark McConville
SWAN LAKE has come to life after one hungry Mute swan was captured feeding in a series of stunning underwater shots.
The incredible images show the swan diving underwater to snatch food from the riverbed with its long, elegant neck allowing the swan to reach down without submerging itself too far.
Other striking pictures show close-ups of the swan as its head breaks the surface of the water to dart underneath.
The action snaps were taken in Burgundy, France by professional wildlife photographer Cyril Ruoso.
The mute swan is a very large white water bird. It has a long S-shaped neck and an orange bill with black at the base of it.
It flies with its neck extended and regular slow wingbeats. The population in the UK has increased recently and the species can be found throughout Europe and Asia.
Adults of this large swan typically range from 55 to 63-inches long, with a 79 to 94-inch wingspan.
Cyril Ruoso travels the world in search of stories of all hairs, feathers or scales to share. He is interested in all manner of wildlife but also has a great interest in the know-how and fate of the last free men.