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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #54

Bald eagles, pond herons, fairy-wrens, flamebacks, rollers, junglefowl, tits and sunbirds… The new Wild Bird Trust website has been updated and your wild bird photographs can now be submitted at: www.wildbirdtrust.com/top25. We are very proud to bring the wonder and vibrance of birds in the wild direct to you every week. Hundreds of amazingly skilled wild bird photographers go…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #52

Streamertails, kingfishers, lovebirds, boobies, todies, peacocks and pigeons! Please visit the new Wild Bird Trust website (www.wildbirdtrust.com) and become part of a journey that will change your life! You do not need to donate. You do not need to sign up for the newsletter. All you need to do is take a few minutes to…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #43

After a few weeks away working on Africa’s most endangered parrot this wonderful collection of wild bird photographs reminds us that there is so much left to save… This world of ours is still filled with amazing, vibrant wild birds that will take your breath away and astound at first sight. The most beautiful are…

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 #41

We were unable to post the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” last month due to work in the field and limited internet access. Here are the first 25 of a collection of 50 wild bird photographs submitted to the Wild Bird Trust in April… Absolutely stunning photography that gets ever closer to…

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #10

Explore the wilderness with us… This week we share the “golden wilderness”! The rich colors and textures of the wild can never be replaced or surpassed. 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…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #40

“A celebration of bird in flight” This photograph of a bald eagle and heron flying in perfect formation shows us why we should all want to be birds… The eagle is chasing the heron away from a nest with eggs, but still manages to do this with grace and power. If the policies we use…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #39

Birds swim better than fish, run faster than humans, and can see hundreds of times better than a hunting dog. Oh yes, they can also FLY! Birds have had millions of years to evolve the color and diversity we see in the thousands of species that have inhabited the farthest, most inaccessible corners of the earth. This…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #38

Every week we are astonished by the breathtaking beauty of the birds of the world! Up until recently very few people had access to a telescope or pair of binoculars that could actually focus on and see small birds and animals at a distance. The earliest naturalists were all hunters and collectors with a sling…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #37

Contingas, pardalotes, whydahs, eremomelas, camaroptera and cutias… Taxonomists are not good at coming up with easy-to-remember bird names. This is especially true for the rarest, remotest and often most beautiful birds whose ancestors were not named by local English-speaking peoples. As a result most of the over 10,000 bird species on earth have difficult unpronounceable names.…

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 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #35

Birds make us notice the little details and take the time to really appreciate nature. They have been doing it for millions of years and we have a lot to learn from them. There are many small treasures in the collection of wild bird photographs submitted by passionate photographers around the world. I cannot imagine…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #34

Birds living successfully in the wild are a perfect representation of the freedom, balance and spontaneous creativity of our natural world. Flight is the obvious adaptation when given hundreds of millions of years to evolve and change. It seems the longer a lineage lives successfully on earth, the more likely it is to take to…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #33

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Here are the best wild bird photographs submitted over the festive season as part of the Wild Bird Revolution! It took us a very long time to go through the hundreds of amazing submissions…  Birds are the theme song of the wilderness announcing their presence every morning and evening, filling the world…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #30

Birds never cease to amaze and fascinate, as they take to the skies with the confidence of exclusivity, the masters of flight. This amazing collection provides a window into the lives of birds in the wild. From the poles to the deep green tropical forests of the equator. Master aviators that migrate across the planet…