Daniel Biber Perfectly Timed Picture When A Murmuration Of Starlings Looked Like A Giant Bird

Photographer Daniel Biber from Hilzingen, Germany captured the perfect moment when a murmuration of starlings took the form of a giant bird. The episode occurred over the Costa Brava, in Northeastern Spain, when a mass of starlings began to gather into a shape-shifting cloud, known as a murmuration. This phenomenon is a true spectacle, with hundreds, sometimes thousands or more birds moving and twisting in what appears to be a coordinated, single organism that can quickly morph into some startling shapes. Daniel didn’t realize that he had captured such unique shots until later on: ‘Only when I checked the pictures on the computer later, I realized what formation the starlings had created. I was so concentrated on taking pictures at the time that I hadn’t realized that the starlings had created a giant bird in the sky. I’ve tried to photograph the starlings but it never worked out as well as I hoped for. I eventually drove to the spot every day for four days in a row in order to capture them. I picked a spot where I thought they would turn up and picked a matching foreground and backdrop in order to put them in scene.’

Daniel Biber perfectly timed picture when a murmuration of starlings looked like a giant bird

Daniel Biber perfectly timed picture when a murmuration of starlings looked like a giant bird

Daniel Biber perfectly timed picture when a murmuration of starlings looked like a giant bird

Daniel Biber perfectly timed picture when a murmuration of starlings looked like a giant bird

Daniel Biber perfectly timed picture when a murmuration of starlings looked like a giant bird

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