Black & White photo: Is it real?

Today's black and white photo is from one of our cycle rides towards Tower Bridge on the Thames Path.  At one point in Rotherhithe the path leads you into the car park of the Hilton Docklands Riverside. We cycle through the car park and around the dock and out into Rotherhithe Street before picking up the Thames Path again a little further along.

The hotel is right on the river and has great views over to Canary Wharf and it's not where you expect to spot any wildlife. So when we saw this fella on his pontoon, it took us a while to work out if he was real or not.

After staring at him for a while - yes I know, how rude - he moved his head. So yes, he's real and quite a beauty who looks proud of where he lives!  

And it'd be great if this was Heron Quay, but sadly it wasn't.

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