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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #56

Macaws, larks, laughingthrushes, kingfishers, birds-of-paradise, pelicans, parrots and violetears… How can we afford to lose any of them? The greatest threat to birdlife around the world today is the wild-caught bird trade. Millions of birds are being killed by a mix of people that simply do not know any better and catch these wild birds…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #48

Cuckoos, woodstars, plumeleteers, skimmers, weavers, bee-eaters, grenadiers, laughingthrushes and ground rollers… The wild birds of the world will never cease to astound and amaze. Their natural habitat, however, is disappearing rapidly and most populations are under threat or, at least, in decline. Anyone can walk out their front door and the greener and wetter your surroundings become, the…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #47

This week the bird photography has reached a new height! The selection of wild birds is representative of the birds of the world and all photographs are of the highest quality. We must all celebrate the amazing photographers who through their dedication have been able to bring these amazing images to us. The freedom and vibrant…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #42

Part 2… A breath-taking collection of wild bird photographs that will make you dream and fill you with wonder. How can we imagine a world without the freedom and color of birds in the wild? The most diverse, most beautiful places on earth to see wild birds are all threatened by mining, agriculture and the…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #36

Frogmouths, toucan barbets, blackbirds, merlins, violet-ears and birds-of-paradise… These names speak of the diversity of bird species around the world and the child-like fascination they cause in people. Binoculars and spotting scopes available to ordinary birders have advanced tremendously over the last 20 years. High-quality roof prism binoculars like Swarovski have HD optics and literally…

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #2

Explore the wilderness with us… Within the next 10-15 years we will see the last-remaining wilderness area on earth dominated by the demands of growing human populations and undermined by accelerated climate change. When the earth’s last wild places are gone, all we will have are fenced off protected areas dependent on constant intervention to persist…

October 28, 2012: Love in the Northwest Passage, Giant Predators in Prehistoric Australia, and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson as we sail a wooden yacht through the frozen Northwest Passage, dine with vultures in Turkey, discover life in an undersea desert in Gabon, remember the 18 fallen tigers in last year’s Zanesville, Ohio tragedy, dodge tree crocodiles and carnivorous kangaroos in prehistoric Australia, feed some birds and try not to get killed, paddle down Alaska’s Tanana River, and save macaws by making traditional headdresses (with synthetic feathers).

Special Edition: Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs by Art Wolfe ©

Art Wolfe is an accomplished American photographer, television host, conservationist, photography teacher and artist. He is most notably known for his color photographs of wildlife, nature and cultures. He has travelled the world in search of the beauty within, above, below, around, between and anywhere he could point a camera lens. Although not his focus…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #13

  Advances in digital photography have given us the opportunity to capture the beauty and freedom of birds in the wild like never before. In January 2011, the Wild Bird Trust set up a Facebook page with the intention of celebrating free flight and birds in the wild from around the world. Here are the “Top 25…