This mother swan carefully tucked her six fluffy cygnets on her back before gliding back to her nest. The images were captured by Richard Meston on a visit to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens near Sidmouth, Devon. He said, "The cygnets had been splashing in the water around their mum. They looked like they were starting to get tired and one by one started to scramble up on their mum’s back. She didn’t mind at all and even gave them a nudge up."