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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: January 2020

Birds are admired for their beauty, songs, and the grace of their ability to fly and most importantly birds are admired for the role they play in the ecosystem. Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Seabirds

Seabirds have made numerous adaptations to living on and feeding in the sea. Species such as the wandering albatross, which forage over huge areas of sea, have a reduced capacity for powered flight and are dependent on a type of ...

Science & Exploration

Graduation Celebration to Remember at Everest Base Camp

Members of the Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition team wore graduation robes made from trash bags and ate cake for a spontaneous commencement celebration at 17,500 feet of elevation.

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Waterbirds

The term waterbird is used to refer to birds that live on or around water. Waterbirds are well adapted to their aquatic lives. They have feet functioning as paddles, and their feathers are made to be waterproof and air tight. ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Colourful Birds

Colors play an important role in our lives and different reactions are shown to different bird colors. All over the world, we see birds with most colourful and incredible plumage. For many years, scientists have known of how feather colour ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: December

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme “December”, your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of the ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Birds in Pairs

Gregarious behavior is beneficial to birds because it provides protection in numbers and gives each individual a better opportunity for survival. A roosting flock, for example, will generate body warmth in cold weather that can help the group stay more ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Forests

Forests are very productive ecosystems accounting for a third of the earth’s primary productivity. This productivity, and their many layers from forest floor to canopy, make them a great habitat for many bird species across the globe. However, anthropogenic ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Camouflage

Cryptic coloration is a defense mechanism or tactic that organisms use to disguise their appearance, usually to blend in with their surroundings. One of the benefits of camouflage is that it helps birds to hide from their enemies. Many organisms ...