Tag: bird photography

Nature Photo of the Week: Colorful Finch

Written by | August 22nd, 2013

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You may want to grab your sunglasses to view our Nature Photo of the Week — the bright coloring of this Gouldian Finch is almost blinding! What incredibly vibrant colors.

Nature Photo of the Week: Ease of Flight

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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Oh, to be a bird! So graceful and majestic, soaring through clear skies. Flickr photographer Evan Silver snapped this photo of a hawk in the Galapagos. Great capture!

Nature Photo of the Week: Mirror, Mirror

Written by | April 26th, 2013

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There are a lot of beautiful sights in nature — colorful flowers, lush forests, glowing sunsets — but as this duck has learned, sometimes the most beautiful things are right in from of your face! We adore this photograph by Flickr photographer Rich Seeley of this curious Mandarin.

Nature Photo of the Week: Sandhill Crane Buddies

Written by | April 2nd, 2013

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With a red forehead, loooong neck and prehistoric-looking features, the sandhill crane is one cool-looking bird. Flickr photographer Desert Horse shared this image of sandhill crane buddies through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group.

Nature Photo of the Week: Landing Gear Down!

Written by | April 6th, 2012

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Perfect timing, cool action and great color make this our favorite picture this week. Flickr user Joe Povenz snagged this mallard an instant before it hit the water in Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta, Michigan. Great job! Thanks for sharing this image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Preening Northern Pintail

Written by | March 23rd, 2012

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Flickr user ~1ladybug~ caught this male Northern pintail during his daily bath at Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Great shot! Thanks for sharing this image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired […]

Nature Photo of the Week: South American Tanager

Written by | December 23rd, 2011

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Birds can be tricky to photograph, but Flickr user Techuser makes it look easy with this breathtaking photo of a Magpie Tanager (Cissopis leveriana). Thanks for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Peeking Cardinal

Written by | November 18th, 2011

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Well, hello there, Mr. Cardinal! Flickr user Lana Gramlich photographed this colorful cardinal in the backyard of her home in Louisiana. She writes, “My husband and I half-jokingly refer to our yard as the “Cardinal Emporium,” we have so many around.” That Emporium sure makes for some great photo opportunities! Thanks to Lana for this great […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Eyelashes

Written by | October 21st, 2011

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What amazing detail! From this bird’s eyelashes and deep wrinkles to its weathered beak and bright orange color, this tight shot is absolutely intriguing. Flickr user MalaysiaGuy captured this image and shared it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. Thanks! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by […]

Howard Cheek and the Relevance of Beauty

Written by | April 3rd, 2009

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With so much attention being paid to the entirety of America’s bird species, this might be a good time to take a closer look at a few individual birds. A cardinal, perhaps, with wings stretched wide for a soft landing; or a ruby-throated hummingbird, frozen in mid-flight, its tiny, feathered body floating against a deep […]

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