23 noviembre 2008

One of Life's Tiny Dramas Captured Forever on Film

There are many inexplicable and tragic events in nature, yet few are captured on film. Here is an interesting series of photographs depicting a pair of swallows, Hirundo rustica (known as the Barn Swallow in the United States). In this series of images, we watch the story that unfolds after one of the birds was fatally injured, yet the bird's mate remains nearby, delivering food or water and keeping its dying companion company.

In this image, we see the healthy bird as it "mantles" (covers with its wings) its injured, but still living, companion;


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