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Dead Meat: A Pair of Hungry Seagulls Fight Over a Hotdog in a Quirky Animated Short

 Animation #birds #humor #short film #video October 20, 2021 Grace Ebert  Selfish, hungry, and more cunning than he appears, the zany seagull in Adnan Peer Mohamed’s “Dead Meat” sends feathers flying. The animated short opens with the creature scouring a boardwalk for food, and after mistaking a bolt for a snack, he snatches …

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Artificial Neon Lights Illuminate the Idyllic Environments Painted by Artist Gig Chen

 Art #acrylic #birds #nature #neon #painting October 8, 2021 Grace Ebert “A Good Foundation” (2021), acrylic on wood, 20 x 20 inches. All images © Gigi Chen, shared with permission In her vibrant, neon-lit paintings, artist Gigi Chen intertwines ornate jewelry, graffiti, and glowing signs emblematic of urban life with foliage, feathers, and wide …

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Raptors In Flight: Striking Portraits by Mark Harvey Frame Birds of Prey on the Hunt

 Photography #birds #feathers #flight September 29, 2021 Grace Ebert “Golden Eagle.” All images © Mark Harvey, shared with permission Following his portraits of acrobatic birds performing a series of stunts, photographer Mark Harvey turns his focus to the larger, more powerful creatures of the avian species. The new collection, titled Raptors In Flight, centers …

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Spectacular Winners of the 2021 Drone Photography Contest Capture a Bird’s-Eye View of the World

 Photography #aerial #birds #contests #drones #landscapes #nature #volcanoes September 17, 2021 Grace Ebert “Pink-Footed Geese Meeting the Winter” by Terje Kolaas. All images courtesy of the 2021 Drone Photography Awards, shared with permission Following last year’s competition eclipsed by this serendipitous shot of a shark swimming in a heart-shaped school of fish, the 2021 …

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A Verdant Rainforest Lush with Plants and Giant Macaws Blankets Annabel’s Facade in London

 Art #birds #deforestation #installation #plants September 10, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Annabel’s, shared with permission Sprawling from sidewalk to roof and lining the entrance to Annabel’s in London is a luxuriant installation teeming with ferns, florals, and a flock of vibrant, oversized birds hovering nearby. Evocative of an abundant rainforest habitat, the …

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Ducks, Otters, and Other Wildlife Plunge into Water in Intricate Split-View Embroideries

 Craft #animals #birds #embroidery #fiber art #thread #water August 13, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Megan Zaniewski, shared with permission Fiber artist Megan Zaniewski sends delicate air bubbles rippling through her water-based embroideries that capture the momentum of ducks, turtles, and other wildlife as they dive into a pond or lake. Through a …

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Found Silverware and Scrap Metal Are Welded into Lively Sculptural Creatures by Matt Wilson

 Art #animals #birds #found objects #metal #sculpture July 2, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Matt Wilson Wide spoons become muscular hind legs, pointed handles fan out into wings, and fork prongs curl around a branch like talons in Matt Wilson’s wildlife assemblages. Using found flatware and other metal objects, the Charleston-based artist (previously) …

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A Scrupulous Blue Tit Perfects Her Nest and Lays Her First Egg in a 46-Day Timelapse Recorded Inside the Roost

 Photography Science #birds #timelapse #video July 1, 2021 Grace Ebert  It turns out that blue tits are just like us: finicky about their living quarters. Captured with a camera mounted in a box near the town of Loughborough in the U.K., a highlight reel follows one of the birds as she establishes her …

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Traditional Chinese Characters and Motifs Cover Ming Lu’s Porcelain Busts and Ducks

 Art #birds #busts #porcelain #sculpture June 18, 2021 Grace Ebert “Dialogue, Reaching the Station We’ll Never Reach” (2019), blue and white porcelain, 26 x 18 x 18 centimeters. All images © Ming Lu, shared with permission Artist Ming Lu melds multiple facets associated with Chinese culture in her delicate blue-and-white porcelain works. She utilizes …

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Abstract Clusters of Feathers Ruffle Across Vibrant New Murals by Adele Renault

 Art #birds #feathers #murals #painting #public art #street art June 4, 2021 Grace Ebert Artscape, Sweden. All images © Adele Renault, shared with permission Belgian artist Adele Renault (previously) has an unparalleled ability to turn an urban nuisance into an extraordinarily beautiful creature. Her oversized pigeons grace walls in cities around the world, creating …

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