Photographer duo Moreno Monti and Matteo Tranchellini show just how interesting chicks can be, in their 190 page book Chicken, featuring 85 high-resolution chicken portraits. The project began in 2013, when the artists found inspiration in the beauty of these birds during an avian exhibition in Milan.
These bird inspired shoes take up the mantle of going from a tad strange to a whole new level of weird. The range starts with shoes that have slightly weird shape and bird claw-like heels. Then the range progresses into shoes that look increasingly like a bird, until you run into a shoe where you would feel like you’re shoving your foot into a taxidermied bird.
Plenty of documentation exists for birds hunting for fish. It’s not even news. But fish jumping out of water to hunt birds? Well, that’s almost a fabled tale and one not so readily believed. Now we have a first confirmed record of a fish hunting for birds. The video above shows an African Tigerfish catching hold of a swallow in flight.
Birds, as everyone is well aware, like to stay on top of the fashion line. You get to see them in fantastic colors and impressive style. Well, that apparently wasn’t just cutting it, so birds have now gone the route of some real funky hairstyles, several of which are inspired by the way humans treat their hair.
Ordinarily, if we saw some bird with the face of a dog, we would run like there is no tomorrow. We would still recommend doing that, even if they look as adorable as they do in these image manipulations.
Lake Natron in north Tanzania is quickly gaining infamy as the lake that turns creatures close to it into stone. Documented by photographer Nick Brandt, the eerie lake is housed in very extreme conditions. Temperatures in the lake can reach as high as 60 °C (140 °F) and its high soda and salt content gives it a pH in the range of 9 to 10.5, making it very alkaline.
No one probably would pay a dime for a dead bird. And why in the name of fuck would you want them on your shoes? Take away these very legit and sensible concerns, and you have a $3000 pair of shoes adorned by dead birds. Artist Divya Anantharaman made this pair of heels using 500 carats of raw smoky quartz and Swarovski topaz, and then she added taxidermy birds to the mix, presumably just to spice up the party.
Artist Red Hong Yi, whom we remember from the time she got creative with her breakfast, is now playing with flowers and leaves to create lovely images of birds. The colors and brightness of flowers seems to blend very well with the brightness of the plumage of birds, and making the series vibrant.