Did you know that birds, together with crocodiles, are the closes living relatives to dinosaurs? It becomes apparent when you look at the claws and the legs. Apart from this slightly unnerving family background, birds have a variety of beauty to offer which leads Eckhard Tolle to compare them with diamonds and blooming flowers - occasions when nature’s beings touch an enlightened state of refined beauty without a concrete need.
Well, looking at their faces does install a lot of respect for the invisible designer.
And then, there is a great, unsolved mystery: I have never understood why 90 Percent of birds I photograph present me the right profile of their face… ?