Sometimes we just happen to be in the right place at the right time. Mother nature works in mysterious ways.
This world is fascinating and we often take the things in it for granted. While a cloud of birds doesn’t sound like much it is a breathtaking sight. Daniel Biber is a photographer from Germany who in more recent times has been capturing some pretty interesting and yet spectacular things. He witnessed the murmation of starlings with camera in hand and obtained some of the most marvelous shots I have seen thus far.
Murmation is merely the group of birds working together to form something that looks like a bigger bird or animal. They do this in response to a predator, in the hopes of keeping themselves from becoming a meal. It is a sight to behold. Daniel actually won an award for these photographs and has plenty of reason to be proud of himself.
Daniel told DailyMail as follows:
“Only when I checked the pictures on the computer later, I realized what formation the starlings had created.”
“I was so concentrated on taking pictures at the time that I hadn’t realized that the starlings had created a giant bird in the sky.”
“’I’ve tried to photograph the starlings but it never worked out as well as I hoped for,”
“’I eventually drove to the spot every day for four days in a row in order to capture them. I picked a spot where I thought they would turn up and picked a matching foreground and backdrop in order to put them in scene.”
Take a look at some of his incredible photos below. I for one am blown away. Talent does not begin to describe this man’s gift. To see more of these starlings from Daniel Biber click here.
A bit intense now aren’t they? Which one is your favorite? I love these photos and cannot wait to see more. Who knew bird watching could be so intense? Feel free to check out the video below if you want to see these birds in action. They sure are majestic! Something about them just seems to have me in awe.
This article is inspired by an article written by Bored Panda
(Image Via: Daniel Biber)