The photographers responsible for this stunning collection of wild bird photographs from around the world should be proud! You have managed to capture the essence of the wonder and ultimate freedom of birds in the wild! These amazing images shows us that each bird is an individual. An individual living wild in a wild environment that can support his or her every need. An individual that is interacting with the photographer. Wild birds live in a perfect, simplistic harmony with nature. They know how to survive day-to-day, season-to-season without any outside assistance. We have lost this skill in our modern lives, depending on each other and not ourselves. Human beings are the primary threat to the idyllic existence of wild birds. We are now able to completely destroy any kind of natural habitat, and we do. We can now kill or catch any kind of wild bird, and we do. We can now alter any ecosystems to our benefit, maybe not benefitting the original occupants that evolved to be there. We do this a lot. We need to make sure that our policies and value systems accommodate the diversity and wonder of wild birds in the future…
Join the Wild Bird Revolution today!! Be the first to introduce your friends, family and colleagues to the freedom and splendor of birds in the wild! Advances in digital photography have given us the opportunity to capture the beauty and freedom of birds in the wild like never before. Here are the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” drawn from the hundreds of photographs submitted to the Wild Bird Trust for consideration every week. Celebrate the freedom and splendor of birds in the wild with us and stimulate positive change by sharing how beautiful the birds of the world really are…
Hoopoes found across the vast region of Afro-Eurasia and are most notable for their distinctive ‘crown’ of feathers and darting flight pattern. (Lennart Hessel)
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Steve Boyes has dedicated his life to conserving Africa's wilderness areas and the species that depend upon them. After having worked as a camp manager and wilderness guide in the Okavango Delta and doing his PhD field work on the little-known Meyer's Parrot, Steve took up a position as a Centre of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology. He has since been appointed the Scientific Director of the Wild Bird Trust and is a 2014 TED Fellow. His work takes him all over Africa, but his day-to-day activities are committed to South Africa's endemic and Critically Endangered Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus). Based in Hogsback Village in the Eastern Cape (South Africa), Steve runs the Cape Parrot Project, which aims to stimulate positive change for the species through high-quality research and community-based conservation action. When not in Hogsback, Steve can be found in the Okavango Delta where he explores remote areas of this wetland wilderness on "mokoros" or dug-out canoes to study endangered bird species in areas that are otherwise inaccessible. Steve is a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his work in the Okavango Delta and on the Cape Parrot Project.
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