Photo by @timlaman. I’m proud to be part of @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale that highlights amazing sites from around the globe. You can purchase a hand signed copy of my Red Bird-of-Paradise for $100. Click on the link in my profile to purchase one of the many amazing photographs by National Geographic photographers.
Live today! I’m pleased to announce that my photo of the Red Bird-of-Paradise is a part of the @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale of collectible prints that capture wildlife and wild places from April 20th-28th. Visit the link in my profile to see all the signed prints on sale for $100.
Video by Ed Scholes. Courtship display of the Greater Superb Bird-of-Paradise. When he finally succeeds in luring a female to his chosen display log, the male fans his long cape to create one of the most incredible optical illusions in the animal world. Fake blue eye-spots, and the blue breast shield set off against a super-black background creates a dazzling apparition for the female. Some call it a psychedelic smiley face. Are you impressed? This female was not. This was recorded years ago by my colleague Ed Scholes on a pretty low quality camera, but it’s still worth a view. Follow our new feed @BirdsofParadiseProject to meet all the birds-of-paradise. #PNG#PapuaNewGuinea#Superbbirdofparadise#superb@birdsofparadiseproject#birdsofparadise#CornellLabofOrnithology#YearoftheBird
Photo by @TimLaman. The Greater Superb Bird-of-Paradise male has an amazing courtship display in which he fans out a big cape around his head to presents toward a female. I have spent many days in blinds watching the logs where a Superb has been seen, and hoping to photograph the display, but to this day it has eluded me. Once, in the shot you see here, the male raised his cape, but he never turned toward me so I could see that blue “smiley-face”. My colleague on the birds-of-paradise project, Ed Scholes, has been luckier. See the video he shot of a full display on our new feed @birdsofparadiseproject. The cool thing about this view is that it’s a behind-the-scenes look at how the striking display is created. #PNG#PapuaNewGuinea#Superbbirdofparadise#superb@birdsofparadiseproject#birdsofparadise#CornellLabofOrnithology#YearoftheBird