“Shape Shifting Birds”: Photographer Captures Stunning Photos Of The Murmurations Of Starlings


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Breathtaking murmurations of dark, shifting shapes fill the skies of southern Israel and surrounding areas in winter. The starlings fly from Russia and Eastern Europe to spend winter in the Middle East. This photo of a murmuration taken by Reuters photographer Amir Cohen has taken on the shape of a sperm whale. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of Minimalist Photography Awards 2021

Here are the winners of the Minimalist Photography Awards 2021. Winners were announced for 12 categories. More than 3700 photographs from 39 different countries have been submitted and finally the Australian photographer, Allen Koppe, who won the title of the minimalist photographer of the year 2021 and a $2,000 prize.

Minimalist Photography Awards is a non-profit association, powered by black & white Minimalism magazine and founded by Milad Safabakhsh, which aims to recognize, reward, and expose talented photographers all around the world and introduce them to the professional photography industry.

Abstract Photographer: 1st Place Winner by Daniel Dencescu

Murmurations. This series of starling murmurations (more than a hundred thousand birds), which form abstract landscapes in the sky in a sublime musical rhythm was captured in a 120 seconds window on 1st January 2016 in Rome. I still remember my reaction when I saw it for the first time. I had to quickly take my camera and start photographing it. With this series I want to present to you the beautiful shapes, forms and abstraction of the dancing starlings, who suddenly twist and turn in the sky making beautiful abstract patterns. I want to reveal the hidden beauty of common things shown from an unusual perspective of an elegant dance. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of the 7th Fine Art Photography Awards

Nominee, Conceptual, Amateur. ‘Extinction – No One Left to Follow’ by Justin Peters

The winners of the 7th Fine Art Photography Awards present a surreal assortment of shots from sci-fi styled snaps of subways to spectacularly sublime landscapes. We’ve handpicked our highlights from this year’s massive collection of celebrated images. Continue reading »

Stunning Pictures Of The Migration Of Starlings Across Israel


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Breathtaking “murmurations” – dark, shifting shapes that look like vast dancing clouds – fill the skies of southern Israel and surrounding areas in winter. Starlings from Russia and east Europe winter in the Holy Land, swooping, pivoting and soaring, putting on a display to shame any aerobatics team anywhere. Continue reading »

Thousands of Starlings Descend on Rigg, Scotland

Thousands of the birds have arrived to roost in the village near Gretna, Scotland, with the sheer weight of numbers causing disruption. Power supplies in the village have been affected by the number of birds perching on electricity cables. Starlings are among the most common of garden birds, and can be spotted in the Borders in “murmurations” throughout the Autumn period.


A murmuration of starlings above the the small village of Rigg, near Gretna, in the Scottish Borders, on November 25, 2013. The weight of the resting birds on power lines caused some power localised power outages in the village. Still one of the commonest of garden birds, its decline elsewhere puts it on the Red List of endangered species. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Wire) Continue reading »