Something strange: Lake that turns Birds into Stone!

A Deadly African Lake That Turns Animals Into Stone

You can find out more about this in Nick Brandt’s book, Across the Ravaged Land.

High temperatures and volcanic ash combine to create stone animals. Although, the images are staged by the book’s author. He puts them in the poses.

Birds On The Edge of Extinction

Masked FinfootHundreds of bird species have seen a population decline so rapid, experts believe they could disappear completely anytime.

More than 1300 bird species are facing extinction. For more details see BirdLife International (2012). A new book, The World’s Rarest Birds, contains photos of 800 of these bird species.

To get photos of these rare birds, the editors of the book asked amateur photographers to submit photos to the World’s Rarest Birds Photo Competition. Click this link to see some examples: (Select Photos)

Introduction to Bird Photography (May 5th)

Chestnut-backed ChickadeeWant to learn more about bird photography?

The Eastside Audubon has a class coming up on May 5: Introduction to Bird Photography. If you admire great bird photography and perhaps aspire to learn more about how to take their own pictures check out this class.

This really great Chestnut-backed Chickadee photo is by Larry Engles, one of the co-instructors for the class. You might also enjoy the websites of the class instructors:

Dan Streiffert:

Here’s the details:

  • Birdathon
  • Class
When May 05, 2013
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Event Location Omega Photo
Street Address 210 105th Ave. NE
City Bellevue
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Contact Name Omega Photo
Contact Phone 425-455-2126
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