23 Photos of Beautiful Birds from Around the World

I’m not much for bird photography.

I like it, It’s that most of the time I’m just not good at it . But in celebration of National Bird Day today, I thought I would share some of my favorite beautiful bird photos, I’ve taken at home and abroad! From Central Park to the Masai Mara, and a variety of places in-between.

sportnoy_birds-01
Oxpecker, Kenya
sportnoy_birds-02
Lilac-Breasted Roller, South Africa
SPORTNOY_birds-01-4.jpg
Sparrows and a Dove, USA
sportnoy_birds-03
Brown Pelican, USA
sportnoy_birds-04
Kingfisher, Belize
sportnoy_birds-05
White Ibis, USA
sportnoy_birds-07
Little Bee Eater, Kenya
sportnoy_birds-08
Ground Hornbill, Kenya
sportnoy_birds-09
Little unknown bird, South Africa UPDATE: Thanks to Patricia Pomerleau who told me that this is a Fork-tailed Drongo
sportnoy_birds-10
Bee Eater, Botswana
sportnoy_birds-11
Egret, Kenya
sportnoy_birds-12
Vulture, Kenya
sportnoy_birds-13
No idea. You? USA.. UPDATE: Thank you James Robertson for letting me know this is a juvenile Black_Crowned Night Heron.
sportnoy_birds-14
American White Pelican, USA
sportnoy_birds-15
Crowned Crane, Kenya
sportnoy_birds-01-2
Cardinal, USA
sportnoy_birds-16
Mallard, USA
sportnoy_birds-17
Lilac Breasted Roller, Botswana
sportnoy_birds-18
Wood Duck, USA
sportnoy_birds-02-2
Osprey, USA
sportnoy_birds-19
Canadian Goose, USA
sportnoy_birds-20
Vulture, Kenya
sportnoy_birds-21
Oxpecker, Kenya

Save

Save

Save

154 thoughts on “23 Photos of Beautiful Birds from Around the World

  1. Pingback: 23 Photos of Beautiful Birds from Around the World – Damienne Ratana

  2. Pingback: The Sanibel Island Butt Wiggler (Video)

  3. Pingback: 23 Photos of Beautiful Birds from Around the World โ€“ Yasmin's Logic

  4. Pingback: 23 Photos of Beautiful Birds from Around the World โ€” The Insatiable Traveler – DMTECH

  5. Pingback: Damslink news report – DMTECH

  6. phidipides2 says:

    Great photos! Where was the white pelican shot taken? Also, “swallows and a dove” – I think you meant “sparrows and a dove”.

  7. Mark Simms says:

    These are stunning Susan, I especially like the first image (which honestly I think is incredible and right up there with anything I’ve seen in magazines from professional wildlife photographers). Also, the shot of the Brown Pelican is beautiful…..how have you got the water so still to get that perfect reflection?

    • Susan Portnoy says:

      Thank you, Mark. Love that image of the buffalo and oxpecker too. One of my favorites.
      re: Pelican….The old grey pelican floated under a footbridge in the marina I was near at twilight. The soft lighting shone on the bird but left the water below ink black. Thankfully, it was a pretty calm night.

  8. agiatlanta says:

    That brown pelican photo is surprisingly stunning! Most people pay attention to “prettier” birds. It’s great to see a variety of birds and very artistic approaches to them.

    • Susan Portnoy says:

      It was all about serendipity. The old grey pelican floated under a footbridge in the marina I was near at twilight. The soft lighting shone on the bird but left the water below ink black. I was so stoked when I saw the results. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. francetaste says:

    You sell yourself short–these are completely amazing. That first shot, on the Cape buffalo, is especially incredible, considering you don’t want to be face to face with a Cape buffalo.

  10. Pingback: 23 Photos of Beautiful Birds from Around the World – BLACK DREAMS AND WHITE NIGHTMARES

  11. Pingback: 23 Photos of Beautiful Birds from Around the World โ€” The Insatiable Traveler | My little simple thought

  12. Pingback: 23 Photos of Beautiful Birds from Around the World | Cleaning Service in the Stockholm

  13. Pingback: 23 Photos of Beautiful Birds from Around the World โ€” The Insatiable Traveler – VITA

  14. Pie says:

    Stunningly beautiful….all of them!!! My favs are the ground hornbill and the mallard…..but the 2 vultures….mmmmmm…..can’t decide!!!

  15. Pingback: 23 Photos of Beautiful Birds from Around the World โ€” The Insatiable Traveler, by Leonardo Coe – GOOGLELEX

  16. Pingback: 23 Photos of Beautiful Birds from Around the World โ€” The Insatiable Traveler – www.jgbsproducoes.com

  17. Patricia Pomerleau says:

    I LOVE the buffalo and the Oxpecker. The buffalo is looking right at you and I can almost see a caption. Birds aren’t my thing. I do like them, and love other’s beautiful bird photography, but I won’t go looking for them. However, if they come to me, I am charmed by them and try to do my best. Your pelican is fabulous as is the snow on the duck’s fill image. BTW, your “Little unknown bird, South Africa’ is a “Fork-tailed Drongo”

      • James R Robertson says:

        Glad to have been of help Susan. I had the same “what the heck is it?” question when I first saw one as it does not look like the adult. (The juvenile little blue heron is pure white, which was another that threw me off)

    • Susan Portnoy says:

      I just found out this am and kind of threw this post together since I like birds. That’s one of my favorite too. I love the look on the buffalo’s face with the oxpecker sitting on his nose. LOL

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *