The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: These Incredible Pics Capture The Charm Of Birds Perfectly

The Grand Prize Winner
Double-crested Cormorant in Los Islotes, Mexico. Photograph by Joanna Lentin.
The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: These Incredible Pics Capture The Charm Of Birds Perfectly

The National Audubon Society, which has been around for more than a century, has been set up to protect birds and the places they live throughout the Americas. Each year, the National Audubon Society allows photographers from across the United States and seven Canadian provinces to submit their best bird photographs. The contest, which is in its 11th year now, has been showcasing the talent of an array of photographers from all over the world who present our beautiful avian friends in their natural habitats. Continue reading »

Russian Utility Company Has Installed Spikes Over The Head Of Lenin Monument To Protect From Birds Poo

Russian Utility Company Has Installed Spikes Over The Head Of Lenin Monument To Protect From Birds Poo

Birds are believed the worst enemies of monuments. Humans have achieved many heights – created iPhones, reached the Mars, solved the Poincare theorem – but they didn’t invent anything better than this to protect monuments from flying saboteurs. The idea belongs to utility company of Magadan. Continue reading »

Spring Has Come, Cats Are Flying Back

Spring Has Come, Cats Are Flying Back

Spring has come and now cats are flying back home… and they don’t give a damn about birds’s rights. Continue reading »

Shortlist Photographs Of The 2020 Bird Photographer Of The Year Competition

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Shortlist Photographs Of The 2020 Bird Photographer Of The Year Competition
Pavel Chekanov/Bird Photographer of the Year

The prestigious Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) announced the shortlist photographs of the 2020 BPOTY competition. This is the fifth year of this competition. There are five categories like Birds in the Environment, Birds in Flight, Bird Behaviour, Best Portrait, and Garden and Urban Birds. There are 15,000 images submitted by photographers from over 60 countries worldwide. Continue reading »

This Artist Uses Thick Strokes To Create Intricate Oil Paintings Of Bird

This Artist Uses Thick Strokes To Create Intricate Oil Paintings Of Bird

Every artist has their own favorite subject to capture through various forms of media they might employ. Some choose people, others – stunning landscapes full of life and color. However, there are those who pick something very specific and often close to their own heart. One such artist is Angela Moulton who paints colorful birds with oil on canvas. Continue reading »

Using a Strip of Paper To Give Birds Funny Eyes Is Ingenious

Using a Strip of Paper To Give Birds Funny Eyes Is Ingenious

Meet Kahori Fuji, a beautiful cockatiel from Japan that has gathered a decent following on Instagram thanks to funny shenanigans like these featured below. Continue reading »

“The Owls Are Not What They Seem”: Magical Pictures Of Owls By Daniel J Nevares

"The Owls Are Not What They Seem": Magical Pictures Of Owls By Daniel J Nevares

Stunning owls shots by Daniel J Nevares, a talented photographer, birdwatcher, and adventurer based in San Francisco, California. Daniel focuses mainly on birds, animals, and nature photography. Continue reading »

What Birds Would Say If They Could Talk

What Birds Would Say If They Could Talk

Humor writer and artist Jimmy Craig (previously) offers 100 colorful comics, including the inner thoughts of creatures from across the animal kingdom — from misunderstood sharks and trouble making bears to the often complicated relationship between you and your pet cat. Continue reading »

This Woman Set Up A Photo Booth For Birds In Her Yard, And The Results Are Extraordinary

“This bird has teeth!”
This Woman Set Up A Photo Booth For Birds In Her Yard, And The Results Are Extraordinary

Birds have always been a symbol of freedom. But because of their liberating ability to fly, they seem so unreachable and mysterious to us. Luckily there is a way to meet with nature face to face and explore the beautiful feathered creatures in their natural setting without scaring them away or causing any harm. Continue reading »

Dazzling Three-Dimensional Paper Sculptures Of Birds, Bees, and Crustaceans by Lisa Lloyd

Dazzling Three-Dimensional Paper Sculptures Of Birds, Bees, and Crustaceans by Lisa Lloyd

UK-based paper artist Lisa Lloyd builds dazzling birds, floral arrangements, and feasts from multi-colored layers of precisely cut paper. Her three-dimensional works are most often inspired by naturally occurring colors and patterns, which is apparent in the geometric shapes and layered textures found in her works’ feathers, scales, and wings. Continue reading »

Finnish Photographer Shoots Real Life Angry Birds, And We Can’t Finish Looking At Them

Finnish Photographer Shoots Real Life Angry Birds, And We Can’t Finish Looking At Them

Ossi Saarinen is a nature photographer based in Finland. He has been photographing different types of wild animals in Finnish nature but his bird photos always the ones making everyone “awww”. Continue reading »

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

"Shape Shifting Birds": Photographer Captures Stunning Photos Of The Murmurations Of Starlings
Amir Cohen/Reuters

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 »

Deadly Lake Waters Turn Birds to Stone

Deadly Lake Waters Turn Birds to Stone

Tanzania’s Lake Natron takes its name from the naturally occurring mix of chemicals it contains: mainly sodium carbonate decahydrate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). The lake is fed by mineral hot springs and a river, but no water flows out except through evaporation. Continue reading »

Photographer Capture’s Kawau Birds Perched On Electric Wires In Tokyo

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The Kawau are large seabirds, not unlike seagulls, that were pushed to the brink of extinction in Japan in the 1970s due to pollution. But in recent years they’ve come back – with a vengeance. Estimates now put the population of Kawau in Japan at as many as 150,000 and last year they were responsible for over 10 billion yen (about $100 million) in damages to the fishing industry because of their voracious appetite for eel and ayu (sweetfish). Continue reading »

15,000 Origami Birds Were Folded To Make This Large Mural In Paris

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“Lunar Cycles” is a 49 foot (15m) high and 459 foot (140m) long mural covering the side of a building in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The installation is composed of both tangible origami birds, as well as painted ones to create depth and an element of permanence despite its temporary nature. Installed over 3 weeks, the first step was to paint the entire building black so that the colorful origami birds would really pop. Continue reading »

The Birds

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A murmuration of migrating starlings is seen across the sky in southern Israel December 31, 2015. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters) Continue reading »

A Suspended Treehouse to Sleep with Birds

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The Cocoon Tree is a little tent shaped like a ball, that we can suspend on trees, according to our desires. The circular shape is here to give a feeling of protection to the visitors, like birds’ nests. This tent can contain comfortably two people maximum and is covered by a waterproof tarpaulin. Continue reading »

Massive Starling Murmuration Sees Thousands Of Birds Fly Together Above Israel

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Migrating starlings fly in a formation near the southern Israeli town of Rahat February 2, 2015. The phenomenon, known as murmuration, is most common during the winter months. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)
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Thousands of Birds Take Flight for the “Snettisham Spectacular”

“The RSPB’s Snettisham Nature Reserve lies on the edge of The Wash, one of the most important bird estuaries in the United Kingdom. The Wash, on England’s east coast, supports over 300,000 birds, and Snettisham sometimes holds more than a third of them.

A few times every year, higher than average tides force thousands of waders, including Knot, Oystercatchers, Sanderlings, Pink-footed Geese, Black and Bar tailed Godwit and Plover, to take flight, and advance up the mud flats in search of food. Dan Kitwood, a photographer for Getty Images, photographed what is one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles in the UK on September 9, 2013”. – The Palm Beach Post

Thousands of Birds Take Flight for the “Snettisham Spectacular”
Pink-footed geese fly over the reserve at sunrise. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images via The Palm Beach Post) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Birds on a Branch during a Snowstorm

Photo of the Day: Birds on a Branch during a Snowstorm

Birds perch on a branch during a spring snowstorm in Pembroke, N.Y. A spring nor’easter packing soaking rain and high winds churned up the Northeast Monday morning, unleashing a burst of winter and up to a foot of snow in higher elevations inland, closing some schools and sparking concerns of power outages. (David Duprey/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.

Photo of the Day: Birds on Frozen River

Photo of the Day: Birds on Frozen River

Birds rest on the partly frozen river Elbe in Dresden, Germany. (Matthias Rietschel/dapd) Click image to zoom.

Photo of the Day: Men Feed Birds

Photo of the Day: Men Feed Birds
Men feed birds from a boat on the River of Yamuna as it is enveloped by winter morning fog in New Delhi, India. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.

Photo of the Day: Early Birds

Photo of the Day: Early Birds

Birds take off from a lake at sunset in Bucharest, Romania. (Vadim Ghirda/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.

Photo of the Day: Shadow Birds

Photo of the Day: Shadow Birds

Amazing angle view on birds under the sun. By Alexei Bednij.