Birds have been one of the greatest subject for photographers for centuries now because they have an inspiring beauty and mystify us with their gift of flight and diversity. This should come as no surprise since birding is one of the world’s most popular pastimes!

Pelican by Romulo Rejon

Pelican_90

Steller’s Sea-Eagle by Brian Skerry

Steller’s Sea-Eagle_91

Little Owl by Andres Lopez

Little Owl_92

Southern Masked Weaver by Jiri Slama

Southern Masked Weaver_93

Magic Bird by juddpatterson

Magic Bird_94

Putting On The Brakes by Tinap

Putting On The Brakes_95

047 by mustafasezer

047_96

Dance of the Eagles by Olof Petterson

Dance of the Eagles_97

Fedding Time by Octavianus Darmawan

Fedding Time_98

It’s not what you think by yaki zander

It's not what you think_99

Barn Owl by Robert Adamec

Barn Owl_100

Bad Hair Day by thrumyeye

Bad Hair Day by thrumyeye_1

Closer won’t be easy. by 00Tiger00

Closer won't be easy. by 00Tiger00_2

Blue-Footed Booby by Wei Li Hur

Blue-Footed Booby by Wei Li Hur_3

Flamingos by Gina Pflegervu

Flamingos by Gina Pflegervu_4

Flight by Steve Garrington

Flight by Steve Garrington_5

oye by Ibai Acevedo

oye by Ibai Acevedo_6

Flamingos Partying by Pedro Szekely

Flamingos Partying by Pedro Szekely_7

Rudolph the Rednose Robin by thrumyeye

Rudolph the Rednose Robin by thrumyeye_8

Racket-Tailed Roller by deseonocturno

Racket-Tailed Roller by deseonocturno_9

bolero by hellfirediva

b o l e r o by hellfirediva_10

Kingfisher by Daniele Pantanali

Kingfisher by Daniele Pantanali_11

Hummmmming by RoieG

Hummmmming by RoieG_12

Colourfull spring by mvbalkom

Colourfull spring by mvbalkom_13

Looking back by Inside-my-ART

Looking back by Inside-my-ART_14

Below Zero by Zoltan Gyori

Below Zero by Zoltan Gyori_15

Bearded Tit by Swordtemper

Bearded Tit by Swordtemper_16

Allen’s Hummingbird by ProSwedePhoto

Allen's Hummingbird by ProSwedePhoto_17

The Red Breasted Robin by Shutter-Nub

The Red Breasted Robin by Shutter-Nub_18

Morning Tweet 12-11-10 by Tailgun2009

Morning Tweet 12-11-10 by Tailgun2009_19

Acrobats by Edgar Thissen

Acrobats by Edgar Thissen_20

flamingo fashion show by rbsuperb

flamingo fashion show by rbsuperb_21

Colorful Sulkiness by Paulo Santos

Colorful Sulkiness by Paulo Santos_22

Harris’s Sparrow by Ryser915

Harris's Sparrow by Ryser915_23

Hearty by SquazerArt

Hearty by SquazerArt_24

Tandem by Ales Farcnik

Tandem by Ales Farcnik_25

Shy by hannajohn

Shy by hannajohn_26

let’s dance by Photo-Sparta

let's dance by Photo-Sparta_27

Fast Food… by thrumyeye

Fast Food... by thrumyeye_28

against the wind by prismes

against the wind by prismes_29

Birds / Lovers – Megalaima haemacephala By Umang Dutt

Birds Lovers - Megalaima haemacephala By Umang Dutt_30

Leas Tern Family by FForns

Leas Tern Family by FForns_31

Waxwing revisited by thrumyeye

Waxwing revisited by thrumyeye_32

Fly With Me by timeodd

Fly-With-Me-by-timeodd_33

Little Hummer 2 by Mac-Wiz

Little Hummer 2 by Mac-Wiz_34

family by SAMLIM

family by SAMLIM_35

Red rover by masscreation

Red rover by masscreation_36

Coldfinch by thrumyeye

Coldfinch by thrumyeye_37

Twitterpated by onnawufei

Twitterpated by onnawufei_38

Winter Blue by Nzeman

Winter Blue by Nzeman_39

Golden by thrumyeye

Golden by thrumyeye_40

Hairy Woodpecker by chik1117

Hairy Woodpecker by chik1117_41

Embrace Me by Harry Eggens

Embrace Me by Harry Eggens_42

Stonechat by Israel Fichman

Stonechat by Israel Fichman_43

Little Owls by Uri Kolker

Little Owls by Uri Kolker_44

Kingfisher by Daniele Pantanali

Kingfisher by Daniele Pantanali _45

Common Kingfisher vs House Sparrow by nissim

Common Kingfisher vs House Sparrow by nissim_46

Martín by Risquillo

Martín by Risquillo_47

Under the wing by Luigino Snidero

Under the wing by Luigino Snidero_48

Feeding by Han Bouwmeester

Feeding by Han Bouwmeester_49

Fight For Fish by Harry Eggens

Fight For Fish by Harry Eggens_50

Golden Meal by Uri Kolker

Golden Meal by Uri Kolker_51

Greater Spotted Eagle by nissim

Greater Spotted Eagle by nissim_52

Every day is sushi day… by Øystein Eriksen

Every day is sushi day... by Øystein Eriksen_53

Measurement of the horses – which is greater by Evgeni Stefanov

measurement of the horses_54

Lichen Kingfisher by Brian Scott

Lichen Kingfisher by Brian Scott_55

Rose Ringed Parakeet by nissim

Rose Ringed Parakeet by nissim_56

The Catch by Henrik Just

The Catch by Henrik Just_57

Blue Song by Farid Sani

Blue Song by Farid Sani_58

Pied Kingfisher by nissim

Pied Kingfisher by nissim_59

Fighting colors… by Allon Kira

Fighting colors... by Allon Kira_60

Eyes left by Phil Morgan

Eyes left by Phil Morgan_61

Singer by Vadim Trunov

Singer by Vadim Trunov_62

Bawler by Harry Eggens

Bawler by Harry Eggens_63

Fast Food by Risquillo

Fast Food by Risquillo_64

Bombycilla garrulus by Antti Vesanen

Bombycilla garrulus by Antti Vesanen_65

Sealed with a kiss by Ragnheidur Arngrimsdottir

Sealed with a kiss by Ragnheidur Arngrimsdottir_66

The Sky Skimmer by Bill Dalton

The Sky Skimmer by Bill Dalton_67

Lunch time! by Nature Wind

Lunch time! by Nature Wind_68

Pathway to light by j man10

Pathway to light by j man10_69

You Are Fired! by John&Fish

You Are Fired! by John&Fish_70

Pavarotti by Marrrcelll

Pavarotti by Marrrcelll_71

Caracara takes off by Ville Miettinen

Caracara takes off by Ville Miettinen_72

Blue Jay by Jim Ridley

Blue Jay by Jim Ridley_73

Under my wing by Luigino Snidero

Under my wing by Luigino Snidero_74

Like a Butterfly by John&Fish

Like a Butterfly by John&Fish_75

White Tailed Sea Eagle Set Free by Steve Wilson

White Tailed Sea Eagle Set Free by Steve Wilson_76

Birds by Dragan Todorovic

Birds by Dragan Todorovic_77

colorful stare by brodmann’s 17

colorful stare by brodmann's 17_78

MAKE WAY! by jimpg2_2010

MAKE WAYby jimpg2_2010_79

bundled by Steve Wall

bundled by Steve Wall_80

Canada Geese in flight by Keith

Canada-Geese-in-flight-by-Keith_81

Black-Headed Gull by Christopher Hoyle

Black-Headed Gull by Christopher Hoyle_82

Mandarin Ducks by Michael Schmidt

Mandarin Ducks by Michael Schmidt_83

Eagles in Flight by Glen Hush

Eagles in Flight by Glen Hush_84

Common Kingfisher by nissim

Common Kingfisher by nissim_85

Bubo Lacteus by René Pedersen

Bubo Lacteus by René Pedersen_86

attack by gustav kiburg

attack by gustav kiburg_87

Children of the sun … by Dare Turnsek

Children of the sun ... by Dare Turnsek_88

Shelter by Justysiak

Shelter by Justysiak_89