Birds

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

This image was taken in in Arverne in the Rockaways, New York. "I always love the contrast between the two worlds when possible," writes the photographer.

 

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

It's time to start hunting in Breezy Point, New York. "This snowy is probably the biggest I’ve photographed this winter," says the photographer. "Just the head is about the size of a soccer ball."

 

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

An owl hunting in the swale at Breezy Point, New York.

 

Photograph by Donald M Jones
Courtesy Merlin Ornithology Lab
Courtesy of Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Kaloakulua snuggles up in its nest under the protective wing of a parent. The nest has been a safe haven for the chick for the past three weeks. It will take the better part of year for Kaloakulua to grow into adulthood, during which the chick will become bigger than its mother and father.

Courtesy of Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parent and baby share a tender moment on camera. Cornell's live footage of this Laysan Albatross family began streaming on Jan. 28 and is still up and running.

Silvia Reiche/Foto Natura/Minden Pictures/Corbis

The eye of a Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula).

Purple gallinule, by Susan Davis

Great blue heron, by Michael Libbe

Purple gallinule, by Susan Davis

Great blue heron, by Michael Libbe

Photograph by Peter Kaestner

Peter Kaestner, U.S. senior civilian representative, takes a moment to admire some of the native tumbleweed in Afghanistan.

Photograph by Peter Kaestner

Horned larks are present year-round in the U.S., but can also be found on the opposite side of the world. Kaestner counted 19 of them during his one-day survey in northern Afghanistan.

Photograph by Salah Baazizi
Photograph by Tom Murphy/National Geographic Creative
Photograph by John Stanmeyer/VII
Roger Strand, courtesy of the Wood Duck Society

A one-day-old wood duck chick.

Courtesy of Fold the Flock
Photograph by Matthew Studebaker
Photograph by Matthew Studebaker
From Here to Ear installation for The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, 2010. Courtesy of the Artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Photo: Lyndon Douglas.
Installation for The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, 2010. Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. Photo©AFP/Getty Images
Photograph by Jason Paluck/Flickr Creative Commons
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