Birds

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

This bird is hunting at Breezy Point, New York in strong wind. "It's surprising to see these huge birds perched on thin branches; it shows how light they really are," writes Portmann.

 

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

This image was taken in in Arverne in the Rockaways, New York. "I always love the contrast between the two worlds when possible," writes the photographer.

 

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

It's time to start hunting in Breezy Point, New York. "This snowy is probably the biggest I’ve photographed this winter," says the photographer. "Just the head is about the size of a soccer ball."

 

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

An owl hunting in the swale at Breezy Point, New York.

 

Photograph by Donald M Jones
Courtesy Merlin Ornithology Lab
Courtesy of Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Kaloakulua snuggles up in its nest under the protective wing of a parent. The nest has been a safe haven for the chick for the past three weeks. It will take the better part of year for Kaloakulua to grow into adulthood, during which the chick will become bigger than its mother and father.

Courtesy of Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parent and baby share a tender moment on camera. Cornell's live footage of this Laysan Albatross family began streaming on Jan. 28 and is still up and running.

Silvia Reiche/Foto Natura/Minden Pictures/Corbis

The eye of a Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula).

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Photograph by Peter Kaestner

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Photograph by Peter Kaestner

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Photograph by Salah Baazizi
Photograph by Tom Murphy/National Geographic Creative
Photograph by John Stanmeyer/VII
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