The weather is getting colder and colder, we have to put on warmer clothing, but how about animals? Of course, their feather or fur will adjust to be thicker to adapt environment. But if it is still not enough, they will cuddle together to keep warm. It is said, “They huddle together in such roosts for warmth, the most dominant birds taking the center positions, forcing the immature and more subordinate to the edges where they are at the mercy of the elements.” Hence, we will see group of birds cuddling together especially in winter time. Besides to keep warm, there are many other reasons that birds like to cuddle together. It is also a good way to express closeness between birds couples. Therefore, no matter it is because cold or affection, it is a sweat thing to see they cuddle together. Do you think so?
We all know some birds eat fishes, but how many of us see the scenes of they catching fishes? Photographer Salah Baazizi give us this chance by taking close-up photos of birds plucking fish from the waters around Bolsa Chica in southern California. These super clean shots of terns, herons, and cormorants give the illusion Baazizi is sitting just inches away and having his camera down birds’ beaks. However, he actually uses a 400mm super telephoto lens and positions himself at great distances to get these photos. Even though, to catch photos like these, the patience and skill needed are still beyond imagination. If you want to see more of Baazizi’s wildlife photos, head over to his 500px page.
Love LEGO? Love birds? Then you probably will love the LEGO bird created by Bristol artist, Thomas Poulsom. In this interesting “LEGO bird project”, Poulsom has already built over 20 birds and his plan is to build a series of birds from each continent around the globe, as well as a few additional series including the flightless, endangered and tropical varieties.
Colombian artist and illustrator Diana Beltran Herrera creates impressive paper birds as you can see in this post. Armed with only colorful sheets of paper and scissors, the artist finely cuts each piece, to make delicate and exotic birds from around the world. Herrera’s work is so detailed and realistic that you can tell feel the emotions of those birds. Really impressive and expressive. [source].