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Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird? David Attenborough


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In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence. Robert Lynd

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I can get obsessed by anything if I look at it long enough. That’s the curse of being a photographer. Irving Penn

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When Donald Duck traded his wings for arms, was he trading up or down? Douglas Coupland

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He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls. Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Eagle

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“Pan, who and what art thou?” he cried huskily. “I’m youth, I’m joy,” Peter answered at a venture, “I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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The crow wish’d everything was black, the owl that everything was white. William Blake Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Plate 10

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Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. Emily Dickinson

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Assistants Andy Stevens James Nelson Averie Harvey Jeremy Graham Bird handlers Josh Cook Rick Webb & Kellie Ames Featherdale Wildlife Park Andrew McFarland Matthew Kettle Taronga Zoo Image retouching Warren Macris & Ben Ong High Res Digital Paul Gawman Text Keith Aberdein Printing Graham Maslen Spitting Image Graphics Sydney Design Paul Clark & Tim Kliendienst Alphabet Studio

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Bird  

Photographs by Gary Heery. Design by Alphabet Studio

Bird  

Photographs by Gary Heery. Design by Alphabet Studio

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