From a flamboyant flamingo to a crested cockatoo, one photographer presents some of the world’s most brilliant birds in a dazzling new book.
London-based photographer Tim Flack, an honorary member of the Royal Photographic Society, travels the world photographing animals and has drawn his attention to our feathered friends for his latest title, Birds, published by Abrams Books.
Flack said, “When I started this project, it was my intention to explore the beauty and wonder of birds by depicting them in a series of portraits, abstract and in flight.
“For many of us, the global pandemic has raised our awareness of nature and especially of the birds, the very presence of which has awakened our senses and lifted our spirits.
“The forced loneliness of the lockdown also gave me the opportunity to reflect on my photographic processes and gain new inspiration from old masters like Rembrandt and Turner.
‘I I hope this book continues to show how extraordinary they really are, while at the same time instilling empathy and stimulating protection and support. Connecting people with nature has never been more important. ‘
Here FEMAIL shares a selection of some of the most spectacular snapshots …
What’s up duck The miniature White Crested Duck is a smaller version of the Crested Duck and is native to Yorkshire. It’s included in the new book by London photographer Tim Flack, an honorary member of the Royal Photographic Society
Shows off its plumage: a Peruvian Inca tern that looks like it has a large mustache (left). To the right is a Major Mitchell Cockatoo, a bird known for its delicate pink and white feathers
Best Foot Forward: An extravaganza of American flamingos, the only species of flamingo that lives in North America
Splash of color! A Nicobar pigeon native to Asia has brightly colored feathers that would put the gray pigeons in Britain to shame
Diving into the Deep: A gentoo penguin raft, usually found near the Falkland Islands, is shot into the water while diving
Everything Fluffed: This formidable fellow is a Philippine Eagle, and as the name suggests, he can be found in the Philippines
Heavenly! Tim photographed this red bird of paradise in mid-flight. It is located on the Waigeo and Batanta Islands of Raja Ampat, West Papua
Aiming high: the majestic gray-crowned crane, Uganda’s national bird, can be found in southern Africa
Headgear: The Red Splash Jacobin Dove, left, has a very recognizable crest around its head, like a collar. It’s in Tim Flack’s book Birds, right