Tag: birds

Feb 1, 2012

Picture of the Day: Nomads Hunting with Golden Eagles in Mongolia

Picture of the Day: Nomads Hunting with Golden Eagles in Mongolia

NOMADS HUNTING WITH GOLDEN EAGLES IN MONGOLIA Photograph by DAVID TIPLING PHOTOGRAPHY Posted on Reddit earlier this week, this incredible photograph shows a group of nomads hunting with Golden Eagles in Mongolia. A Tineye search points to photographer David Tipling, who must have had an incredible experience filming these majestic creatures. There…

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Dec 18, 2011

Picture of the Day: Adorable Waterproof Duckling

Picture of the Day: Adorable Waterproof Duckling

ADORABLE WATERPROOF DUCKLING Photograph via Reddit Not only is this duckling adorable, but the photograph wonderfully illustrates the waterproof abilities of ducks. Did you know a special gland called the uropygial gland (or the preen gland) is one key physical trait that helps to keep ducks on top of the water? This…

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Nov 27, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Miniature Northern Saw-whet Owl

Picture of the Day: The Miniature Northern Saw-whet Owl

THE MINIATURE NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL Photograph by JASON IDZERDA The Northern Saw-whet Owl is a small owl native to North America. Their habitat is coniferous forests, sometimes mixed or deciduous woods, across North America. They live in tree cavities and old nests made by other small raptors. Some are permanent residents, while…

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Nov 15, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Great Grey Owl

Picture of the Day: The Great Grey Owl

THE GREAT GREY OWL Photograph by JARI PELTOMAKI on Google+ Photographer Jari Peltomaki’s Remarks: Great Grey Owl is my favourite bird species and I have done a lot of photography with them in Finland. I also arrange workshops to photograph them when there is a good situation to photograph them! The Great…

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Aug 15, 2011

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the World’s Largest Bird

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the World’s Largest Bird

Photograph by A. KNIESEL Who knew the Ostrich was such a notable record-holder in the Animal Kingdom? Not only is it the world’s largest bird; it also lays the largest eggs [of any bird] and is the fastest two-legged animal on land (sorry Usain Bolt)! Here are 10 things you might not have known…

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Oct 7, 2010

25 Stunning Photographs of Birds in Flight

25 Stunning Photographs of Birds in Flight

Photograph by Sidney Bovy The beauty of flight is best portrayed by our feathered friends. Try as we may with our expensive jets and giant airliners, there is no comparison to the grace and effortless movement of the bird. These twenty-five beautiful photographs from 1x.com (an incredible photography site that I highly recommend) are…

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Aug 12, 2010

10 Awesome Facts About Owls [15 pics]

10 Awesome Facts About Owls [15 pics]

Photograph by René Pedersen Owls are awesome. It’s an undeniable fact. They are expressive, they are diverse and they are stealthy. Oh, and their heads are on a swivel. Below you will find 10 interesting facts and a collection of photographs that capture these beautiful creatures. Enjoy! Photograph by John Booth Owls belong to the…

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