It’s been awhile since the last bird post, and I’m pleased that there seem to be endless species of birds and endless amazing photographers who capture the beauty or the moment that amuses.
Raggiana Bird of Paradise from Washington Post
Purple-Crested Turaco by Peter du Preez on Flickr via Fiorino
Ostrich with chicks by Artbandito on flickr
How about we switch from beautiful birds to stunning photographers that manage to capture the exact right moment.
By @Charlie Davidson
By mustanggordon on flickr
Pedestrians in the street after a flood in the UK
Please notice there are two birds in this picture. Amazing.
By Owen Deutsch
Totoro, the Owl, with his mushroom.
Now it’s time for some quirky-looking birds.
(c) Arthur Morris
lilac breasted roller
The Cardinal Gynandromorph. This bird is real. I checked. It exhibits both female and male sexual characteristics. As different sexes are differently coloured, each half of the bird is a different shade.
More photographic magic.
As an evening storm lights up the sky near Wood River, Nebraska, about 413,000 sandhill cranes arrive to roost in the shallows of the Platte River. By Randy Olson via National Geographic.
From National Geographic by Zsolt Kudich
Close up of peacock feather.
If you want to spend the rest of the day looking at wondrous birds, go here.
Thanks to: Sam, Wim, Jen H., John, Anita, George, Kathleen
Also to: Yesemails, Flowartstation, and Babamail.