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 […]

Pink Robin.

A male pink robin (Petroica rodinogaster), a species found in south-east Australia. Image Credit: JJ Harrison/Wikimedi by Becky Crew IF YOU’RE A WINTER baby like me, you probably feel like you were born in the wrong hemisphere, especially around Christmas time. While everyone else is looking forward to a December filled with seafood, salads, and […]

‘Ravens.’

Object of myth and poetry, the common raven is an intelligent bird of prey. Photograph by Michael S. Quinton Common ravens are actually rather remarkable animals. These sleek, black birds are excellent and acrobatic fliers on par with falcons and hawks. Such aerial skills are on display during breeding season, when exciting mating rituals include […]

‘Bird Portraits’ by Gary Heery.

Feathered friends are the subject of Bird, the latest book from Gary Heery, one of Australia’s most celebrated portrait photographers. Heery says to capture the birds in motion he erected a translucent tent, creating an intimate and contained environment in which the birds could fly. “I treated it, not unlike any other portraiture situation, as […]

Black-throated finch wins Aussie bird of the year.

Photo: Eric Vanderduys/Stop Adani [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr. The black-throated finch has been voted “bird of the year.” In Australia for 2019, helping draw attention to the species’ decline as human activities increasingly threaten its habitat. The finch’s victory was reportedly driven by support from conservationists, who connected its plight to deforestation and bushfires in Australia, […]

Cobalt-winged Parakeets by Gertsman.

Liron Gertsman’s Cobalt-winged Parakeets in Yasuní national park, Ecuador. Youth Winner in the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards Image Credit: Photograph by lironsnaturephotography.com/Liron Gertsman Source: The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

White-tailed eagles return to UK after 240 years.

A white-tailed eagle, Britain’s largest bird of prey. Photograph: Mike Crutch/Forestry England/PA White-tailed eagles are gracing the skies of southern Britain for the first time in 240 years after six eaglets were released on the Isle of Wight. The huge birds, which are fitted with satellite tags, are expected to disperse along the south coast […]

Wild Macaws in Bolivia.

Image Credit: Photograph by David Friel/Wikipedia A recent expedition in Bolivia by the conservation group Asociación Armonía, revealed a wonderful surprise for the future of the rare blue-throated macaw: a newly discovered nesting area. As with many macaw species, the illegal pet trade has devastated wild populations. Only an estimated 200-300 individuals remain in the […]