Emerging of Rusalki

A pair of storks spectate a familiar scene. With the onset of Spring rusalki begin to leave the depths of their watery beds to warm on the surface. This was the young fisherman's first encounter with them.

"In Slavic folklore, the rusalka (plural: rusalki) is a female entity, often malicious toward mankind and frequently associated with water... the original "rusalka" was an appellation used by pagan Slavic peoples, who linked them with fertility and did not consider rusalki evil before the 19th century. They came out of the water in the spring to transfer life-giving moisture to the fields and thus helped nurture the crops." Source: Rusalka - Wikipedia

Storks Rusalki and fisherman Rusalka