Filming underwater can reveal so much about the world hidden there. What’s more, it can even show us more about animals that don’t live under the water surface. The San Diego Zoo decided to share what it looks like when flamingos eat. They simply placed an underwater camera into their pond and revealed what it looks like when these wonderful birds are dining.
I’ve always loved birds and appreciated their company while chilling in the backyard of my family home. The 2020 winners of Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) bring the fascinating world of birds even closer to us. In this article, we bring you the overall winner as well as category winners. The selection of marvelous photos shows the birds’ behavior, their wonderful and quirky features, and their interaction with the environment.
The National Audubon Society has recently announced the winning photos of the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards. The contest is in its eleventh year, and just like before, the jury has chosen six category winners along with four honorable mentions. All ten photos capture amazing moments in bird lives, so make sure to take a look, decompress, and relax with these gorgeous images.
Have you ever seen starlings’ murmuration? I still remember my reaction when I saw it for the first time. Even though it was on TV, it had me drop everything and just watch in awe. Photographer Xavi Bou captures this amazing phenomenon in his ongoing project Ornitographies. And in his latest video, he has made starlings’ murmuration even more hypnotizing than it usually is.
It was an early Tuesday morning, and I was sitting in a car with a friend of mine.
We were going over some papers for a project I had in mind.
While my friend had his eyes buried in the papers and text – mine started to wander outside.
Leaning on the wall outside was a pretty big security guard, who was staring into the distance.
Suddenly, out of nowhere a bunch of sparrows swarmed him, some landing on his head.
I hunched forward not really understanding what I was looking at.
He raised his head and opened his mouth slightly.
One of the sparrows carefully walked across his face and proceeded to eat something out of his
I guess we already know that people will pull all sorts of ridiculous stunts to get Instagram likes. Well, locals in Thailand are aware of that too and some of them have started a pretty quirky business. They spook away pigeons near Tha Pae Gate, an ancient wall and popular tourist attraction in Chiang Mai. They scare flocks of pigeons so they fly through the frame and make tourists’ Instagram photos at least 30% likable.
Photographers usually prefer being behind the camera than in front of it. As a matter of fact, some of them hate being photographed. Well, if you’re one of them, I’ve just found your spirit animals. These owls were caught on camera and they hated it so much that they weren’t afraid to express it in every possible way.
If you have ever observed birds flying, I guess you’ve noticed interesting formations and flying patterns they follow. But have you ever imagine what these birds would draw with flaps of their wings? Barcelona-based photographer Xavi Bou has, and he has turned bird flights into a series of almost surreal photos. His project Ornitographies turns something so ordinary into something extraordinary, and he has shared some of his exquisite photos with DIYP.
People do all sorts of stupid things when they are taking selfies with animals, we’ve seen it before. Young photographer Juan van den Heever wanted to take a photo with a biting pelican. It wasn’t enough that the bird was biting his camera and selfie stick, but he eventually stuck his head into the pelican’s beak, of course, to take a selfie.
Photobombs can be the most annoying or the most hilarious thing. I especially love it when animals photobomb humans. This photobomb that interrupted KTVU’s weather report is funny as hell and so darn cute! What seems to be huge crow has photobombed the camera in the middle of the report and made the TV crew have a good laugh.