May 02, 2012

Birds of Paradise.

Wow. I love birds anyway, but these completely blow my mind.

Pteridophora alberti
Plumes such as the King of Saxony's graceful head ribbons offer ancestral strength to the people who wear them, according to local belief.

Paradisaea rubra
Framed by its wiry tail feathers, a red bird of paradise is nature's valentine—an apt emblem for this family of birds famous for fanciful plumage and elaborate courtship rituals.

Birds of Paradise - National Geographic Magazine

(via the always-lovely Sub-Studio Design Blog)

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