It’s a Wild World: Outstanding Photographs of Birds

by in Inspiration on 3rd Feb 2014 · 0 Comment

The second in our series of It's a Wild World articles features a selection of beautiful bird photography. Having said 'beautiful', the bird world consists of some of the most beautiful looking and some of the strangest looking of God's creatures, and here we have attempted to showcase a mix of both. All birds look as they do for a reason, it may be camouflage or the males may be extremely colorful to attract females.

Wherever you live in the world, almost without exception you can look out of your window and spot birds. I was fortunate enough last year to see a bird of prey swoop and attempt to catch a baby blackbird. My car engine distracted the hawk for a few seconds... just long enough for the blackbird to scurry off into the long grass and escape – lucky blackbird indeed!

Stunning Bird Photography

Shy
Shy

Flying
Flying

The Strike
The Strike

Angel
Angel

On Guard
On Guard

Robin
Robin

Posing
Posing

Blue Tit
Blue Tit

It is Freezing
It is Freezing

Proud Bald Eagle
Proud Bald Eagle

Mr Mandarin
Mr Mandarin

Golden Pheasant
Golden Pheasant

The Owl of the Rising Sun
The Owl of the Rising Sun

The Egret and the Sun
The Egret and the Sun

Toucan Bird
Toucan Bird

Feathers Wide Open
Feathers Wide Open

White Peacock
White Peacock

Look Mommy... One Leg...
Look Mommy... One leg...

Sparrow Hawk
Sparrow Hawk

Bonding Puffins
Bonding Puffins

Spread-Winged Turkey Vulture
Spread-Winged Turkey Vulture

Bird
Bird

Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather

Birds Eye
Birds Eye

Spotted Owlet
Spotted Owlet

Twilight Barn Owl
Twilight Barn Owl

Swan
Swan

Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle

Flight. Blue & Yellow Macaw
Flight. Blue & Yellow Macaw

Twisted – Juvenile Steppe Eagle
Twisted - Juvenile Steppe Eagle

Living Rainbow – Rainbow Lorikeet
Living Rainbow - Rainbow Lorikeet

Vogueing Kestrel
Vogueing Kestrel

Andean Cock of the Rock
Andean Cock of the Rock

Don't laugh, I am a rock star – Northern Rockhopper Penguin
Northern Rockhopper Penguin

Emperor Penguins
Emperor Penguins

Conclusion

The most colorful birds in general, live in the hottest countries. For those of us who don't live in such climates, a seasonal robin or cardinal is a beautiful flash of red, especially when it is snowing.

Do you have a favorite bird that you are able to catch a glimpse of from where you live, either year-round or seasonally? Please share your links and opinions in the comments section below.

Carol is a blogger and Photoshop enthusiast. She enjoys surfing the net in search of outstanding art, design and photography, and enjoys nothing better than sharing her discoveries through article writing.