Canadian Geese enjoy the late morning in Wetlands.

Your Shot photographer Scott Summers captured this image of some Canadian Geese enjoying the wetlands of Canastota, New York. “The only sound throughout the swamp on this late spring morning were three geese honking at one another,” writes Your Shot photographer Scott Summers. “They gathered at the head of the lake, where a fog bank […]

The Red-Headed Woodpecker.

Image Credit: Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic Red-headed woodpeckers in Nevada explore numerous tree cavities. Census data from the Christmas Bird Count reveals that red-headed woodpeckers have declined in many regions of the United States. See other birds via National Geographic’s Favorite Bird Pictures.

Toucan Keeps a Watchful Eye.

A Beautiful Keel-Billed Toucan Keeps a Watchful Eye in Panama by Robert Montenegro It turns out there’s a lot more to toucans than pitching Fruit Loops and Guinness. Check out the Sites below to learn all about these very popular, very colorful tropical birds. Via WAZA (the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums): “Their beak’s […]

The Raven in Folklore.

A distinct black shape, tumbling in the updrafts of a mountain crag – a raven at play. The ‘gronking’ call of a raven is one of the most evocative sounds of Britain’s uplands. The raven is probably the world’s most intelligent and playful bird. In the world of myth, it is a bird of paradox, […]

Birds of Asia by John Gould.

John Gould (1804–1881) one of the most prolific ornithological artists of the 19th century, had a romantic enthusiasm for winged creatures, as well as a passion for natural history and an impulse to catalog. Drawing on his outstanding scientific and artistic talents, he embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the […]

‘Paper Birds’ by Diana Herrera.

Diana Beltran Herrera is a Colombian designer and illustrator who creates realistic, vibrantly colored paper birds. Diana Beltran Herrera hand-makes the paper birds by building up layers to form the base structure, then glues on delicate feathers that are curled and splayed once attached. Wire legs are added and feathers are painted to make the […]

Turkey Sized Pigeon.

This majestic creature is a Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria), a large, bluish-grey bird native to New Guinea. The bird is named in honor of the British monarch Queen Victoria. The elegant crest of feathers on its head also forms the pigeon’s “crown.” In addition to its bluish hue, the Victoria Crowned Pigeon has several […]

Rufous-crested Coquette.

Image Credit: © Jean Paul Perret The rufous-crested coquette (Lophornis delattrei) is a rare hummingbird found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru. The male has a characteristic orange crest which make this little bird quite special. I had to wait quite some time until I was able to have a proper picture of this […]

Hummingbird in Amazing Detail.

My main method of taking the pictures was patience. I used a canon 100mm macro lens and sat near to some hummingbird feeders that were suspended just above head height. I kept the camera [close to] my face, as I have always felt animals are sensitive and usually alarmed by faces. I gradually got closer […]

Naknek Alaska Eagle.

Image Credit: Photograph by Cindy Upchurch Congratulations to Cindy Upchurch for winning the recent Discovery Landscape Photography Assignment with the image, “Naknek Alaska Eagle. ”This was taken in Naknek, Alaska, on Bristol Bay during the salmon run of July 2018,” says Upchurch. “This was a new location for me as I had never seen so […]