Birds are fascinating creatures to observe—it's no wonder why people find it an absolute pleasure to spend hours birdwatching. Artist, photographer, and printmaker Tom Leighton takes this type of observation to new heights by exploring the hidden architectural beauty of Earth’s most captivating winged creatures in his latest photography series, Aviary.
The simple shift of a camera can make a portrait look completely different—especially when it comes to our feathered friends.
What has fluffy feet, amber eyes, and elegant plumage?
When you think of bird songs you probably imagine sweet-sounding tweets, cheeps, and chirps. Our feathered friends can create beautiful sounds when they sing, but what if they got their claws on some instruments? Inspired by this idea, French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot created a space that allows birds to interact with 14 amplified guitars.
A beak is as important to a bird as hands are to a human.
Ravens are fascinating birds.
Wild birds don’t usually interact with people, and they often fly away if they hear even the slightest noise. However, Michigan-based photographer Jocelyn Anderson has a special knack for getting close to timid feathered friends. She’s known for her stunning photos of birds in their natural habitats. And while she’s talented at capturing still images, Anderson also shoots slow-motion videos of birds eating right out of the palm of her hand.
Have you ever heard of Alex the African gray parrot?
Do you believe in Christmas miracles? Well, we may have experienced a modern-day miracle just recently.
Danish photographer Søren Solkær is perhaps best known for his portraits of musicians like Björk, U2, and The White Stripes. But, in reality, his work spans many different genres. Since 2017, Solkær has been photographing birds, but not just any birds. His work Black Sun focuses on starling murmurations and the fantastical shapes they make in the sky.
Portraiture often attempts to capture the essence of the sitter—their emotions, their personality, their thoughts.
From string art to food sculptures, we’ve seen creatives use all sorts of unconventional materials to make art.