Photographer captures beautiful bird portraits like you’ve never seen them before


Fantastic flocking! Stunning birds from around the world are celebrated in Nature Photographer’s new book – from a species of British duck to a majestic Australian cockatoo

  • London photographer Tim Flack captured birds from around the world for his latest book
  • Stunning photos include a Major Mitchell cockatoo with its impressive crest and a flamboyance of flamingos
  • Birds, by Tim Flack, also features the remarkable Peruvian Inca tern, which appears to have a large mustache.

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From a flamboyant flamingos to a crested cockatoo, a photographer showcases some of the world’s brightest birds in a dazzling new book.

London photographer Tim Flack, an honorary member of the Royal Photographic Society, travels the world photographing animals and turned to our feathered friends for his latest title, Birds, published by Abrams Books.

Flack said: “When I started this project my intention was to explore the beauty and wonder of birds by depicting them in a series of portraits, abstract and in flight.

“For many of us, the global pandemic has heightened our awareness of nature and especially birds, which by their very presence have awakened our senses and uplifted our spirits.

“The forced loneliness of the lockdown also gave me the opportunity to reflect on my photographic processes and to glean new inspiration from old masters such as Rembrandt and Turner.

‘I I hope this book will reveal more about how truly amazing they really are, while also inspiring empathy and encouraging retention and support. Connecting people to the natural world has never been more important.

Here FEMAIL shares a selection of some of the most spectacular shots …

What’s up, duck? The Miniature White Crested Duck is a smaller version of the Crested Duck and is native to Yorkshire. It is featured in the new book by London photographer Tim Flack, honorary member of the Royal Photographic Society

A striking Peruvian Inca tern, which appears to have a large mustache

Major Mitchell Cockatoo, a bird known for its delicate pink and white feathers

Showing off their feathers: an Inca tern from Peru, which appears to have a large mustache (left). Right, a Major Mitchell Cockatoo, a bird known for its delicate pink and white feathers

Best foot forward: a flamboyance of flamingos, the only species of flamingo that inhabit North America

Best foot forward: a flamboyance of flamingos, the only species of flamingo that inhabit North America

Touch of color!  Nicobar pigeon, native to Asia, has colorful feathers that would put UK gray pigeons to shame

Touch of color! Nicobar pigeon, native to Asia, has colorful feathers that would put UK gray pigeons to shame

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Dive into the depths: A raft of gentoo penguins, typically found near the Falkland Islands, is pictured diving into the water

All puffed up: this awesome man is an eagle from the Philippines, and as the name suggests, he can be found in the Philippines

All puffed up: this awesome man is an eagle from the Philippines, and as the name suggests, he can be found in the Philippines

Celestial!  Tim photographed this red bird of paradise in flight.  It is located on the Waigeo and Batanta Islands of Raja Ampat, West Papua

Celestial! Tim photographed this red bird of paradise in flight. It is located on the Waigeo and Batanta Islands of Raja Ampat, West Papua

Fly high: The majestic Gray Crowned Crane, Uganda's national bird, is found in southern Africa

Fly high: The majestic Gray Crowned Crane, Uganda’s national bird, is found in southern Africa

The Jacobean Red Splash Pigeon has a very recognizable crest around its head, like a collar

Birds, by Tim Flack, pictured is published by Abrams Book.  Pictured: This red bird on the book cover belongs to the passerine family

Headdress: The Red Splash Jacobean pigeon, on the left, has a very recognizable crest around the head, like a collar. It is included in the book Birds, by Tim Flack, right


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