Old Utensils Turned Beautiful Birbs: The Upcycled Artwork of Matt Wilson

Old silverware and other scrap metal become beautiful silver birds in the hands of South Carolina-based artist Matt Wilson. In addition to upcycling pieces of discarded metal, Wilson also uses pine cones, driftwood, and sometimes glass taxidermy eyes to further enhance his elegant avian creations. Wilson says his work is a reflection of the environment …

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Monday Blues vs. Two Penguins, One Camera

Nothing alleviates Monday-related woes like the sight of two emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) encountering a camera set out on the ice by Antarctic researchers. First one penguin literally knocks the camera over with their feet and then peers down at the curious object. Then a second penguin waddles over to check out what the first penguin …

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For the Love of Birbs: Birds of the Photo Ark by Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore, in addition to being an award-winning National Geographic photographer, is also a speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, and National Geographic fellow. He specializes in documenting endangered species and habitats alike. He also founded the Photo Ark, an extraordinary 25-year project dedicated to raising awareness about endangered animals by documenting every species currently in captivity …

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Beguiled by Birbs: Moreno Monti and Matteo Tranchellini’s Chic!ken Project

"We felt like the chickens had been waiting for their moment in the spotlight." It all started in 2013 when Italian photographer Matteo Tranchellini was invited to shoot photos at a bird show in Milan. There he was so dazzled by all the fancy birbs on display, each strutting their stuff in their own avian way, …

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