Birds

May 18, 2020

These Cute Pint-Sized Birds Perform Expert Splits to Keep Themselves Balanced

Anyone up for a little gymnastics? These little birds are. Measuring just 6.5 inches long, the bearded reedling, or bearded tit, is a stout bird found across Europe. Living in wetlands, they're experts at balancing on the thin reeds that sprout from marshes and perform incredible splits to keep themselves balanced. This songbird, though found in abundance, is actually quite unique and there are no living species that seem closely related to it.

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December 21, 2019

Striking Portraits of Rare and Endangered Birds With Unique Personalities

British photographer Tim Flach is known for his striking portraits, which feature different animals treated with the same care as any human model. Placed against a plain background, each subject becomes a highly stylized object of beauty that expresses its own unique personality. In this way, Flach's portraits strike an emotional chord with their ability to draw a line between animal and human relationships.

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August 30, 2019

Amazing Winners of the 2019 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest

Now in its fourth year, the Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) contest continues to showcase the best avian photography from around the world. The 2019 photo competition saw over 13,500 images submitted from 63 different countries. The expert panel of judges, led by naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham, had the difficult task of selecting one overall winner, as well as six category winners and two special award recipients.

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June 26, 2019

Interview: Photographer Sets Up Stages in Backyard for Birds That Come to Visit

British fine art photographer David Travis is opening up about the creative process behind his spectacular photographs of garden birds. As a skilled photographer who dabbles in landscapes, portraits, street photography, and travel photography, Travis didn't consider himself much of a wildlife photographer. This all changed, however, after he joined a local photography club.

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