Watch young David Attenborough try to piece together a massive broken egg shell (given to him by locals) in this 1961 clip from Zoo Quest to Madagascar: The Elephant Bird Egg.
Aepyornis, believed to have been more than 3 m (10 ft) tall and weighing close to 400 kg (880 lb), was at the time the world’s largest bird. Remains of Aepyornis adults and eggs have been found; in some cases the eggs have a circumference of more than 1 m (3 ft 3 in) and a length up to 34 cm (13 in). The egg volume is about 160 times greater than that of a chicken egg.
Juan Fontanive makes films without using light. Often recycling the mechanical parts of found clocks and pushbikes as the portable containers of his ‘animations’. His interest lies in the beauty of sequential and repetitive movement… Pages fall in neat layers in the manner of a paper fountain, somewhere between film and sculpture - there is no ‘screen’ as such.
We’ve enjoyed Fontanive’s kinetic sculptures before… remember these?
Watch this Kiwi chick hatch from an egg at Auckland Zoo. This is the season’s second hatchling for BNZ Operation Nest Egg, a program that collects the eggs of endangered and critically endangered wild kiwi. Hatched and protected until they are big enough to return to their native populations, this process has increased their chance of surviving to adulthood to 65%, up from just 5% in the wild.
Watch the flight paths of starlings as they make computer-assisted trails across the sky above the Seekonk Speedway in Massachusetts. Artist Dennis Hlynsky filmed them (and others) with a Lumix GH2 and then used After Effects to make their paths more visible from their own visually-echoed image. A time-lapse of sorts…
Related watching: swarms.
late in autumn by feel_miya
I’m a tall, slender, socially awkward man… so naturally I relate to tall and skinny birds like storks, flamingos and todays featured animal- ostriches.
Hello, roosters that laugh! These birds were filmed in July, 2011 at a laughing contest in Jakarta, Indonesia, where their talents have made them super popular.
via The Awesomer.
From the BBC documentary Life, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, behold the “dance” of the Clark’s Grebes. The kid likes the end: a wee bit like synchronized swimming; a lot like walking on water.
Fish (and bird) life in the Maldives. You may have to watch this one a few times to catch the action.
Even birds are in love… *SMH*
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