Photographer Captures One In A Million Photo, Doesn’t Realize It Until He Gets Home




Sometimes in nature things happen that seem too good to be true, perfect coincidences that vividly illustrate the beauty and wonder of the world around us.

One such episode occurred over the Costa Brava, in Northeastern Spain, when a flock of birds 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.
Wildlife photography professional Daniel Biber from Hilzingen, Germany was there when the starlings began to swirl and twist, most likely the result of a predator such as a falcon or a hawk being in the vicinity. It was almost supernatural that in response to the predator, the cloud of starlings ended up twisting and turning themselves into a giant, single bird, as if to say to their tormentor, “we are bigger than you.”

The photos have earned Mr. Biber a prize in an international photography competition, but he 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,” he told the Daily Mail. “I was so concentrated on taking pictures at the time that I hadn’t realized that the starling murmuration had created a giant bird in the sky.”

It was a case of patience pays off for Mr. Biber, who had tried and failed to capture the starlings in full flow before. “’I’ve tried to photograph the starlings but it never worked out as well as I hoped for,” he said. “’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 a scene.”

Scroll down below to check out Mr. Biber’s incredible bird watching photography shots, and if you are a bit of an amateur twitcher yourself, you can add your own bird photos in the comments!

Sometimes in nature things happen that seem too good to be true

Image credits: Daniel Biber/lensculture

Photographer Daniel Biber from Hilzingen, Germany was trying to capture the murmuration of starlings for 4 days when he finally succeeded

Image credits: Daniel Biber/ SWNS

“I’ve tried to photograph the starlings but it never worked out as well as I hoped for”

Image credits: Daniel Biber/lensculture

“I eventually drove to the spot every day for four days in a row in order to capture them”

Image credits: Daniel Biber/lensculture

“I was so concentrated on taking pictures at the time that I hadn’t realised that the starlings had created a giant bird in the sky”

Image credits: Daniel Biber/lensculture

“It took less than 10 seconds for the birds to create that formation”

Image credits: Daniel Biber/lensculture

“I realised that I had captured a unique snapshot, technically, sharp and in high quality”

Image credits: Daniel Biber/lensculture

“It usually happens that birds of prey turn up and the starlings then create bizarre forms. It can be quite erratic and completely random”

Image credits: Daniel Biber/lensculture

“A number of people were watching this display but they were observing it from other spots and might not have seen what I captured”

Image credits: Daniel Biber/lensculture

The incredible images ended up winning an international photography prize!

Image credits: Daniel Biber/lensculture




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  2. Laura says:

    I hope someday I can come and see this beautiful magnificent tree

  3. Beverly Skornik says:

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  6. William Haddad says:

    I was delighted with the quality of the colorization, made in this work, although I, I value the photos in BLACK AND WHITE, I cannot underestimate the work done..which brings us the original colors of the places and people…congratulations ….As an amateur photographer, I cannot look with respect and admiration…the work done…CONGRATULATIONS AND A STRONG HUG FROM BRAZIL…

  7. Ellie says:

    Beautiful work! Enjoy your beautiful home it’s too cold for me I live in the desert

  8. Anonymous says:

    …so instead of using photoshop to make a picture real, you use a real picture to make it look like photoshop.

  9. Toby Stanley says:

    I so enjoyed this superb feeling and thought invoking photographic collage!

    It would be interesting to know the story behind each captured image for their composition captures ones curiosity?

    I humbly thank you for allowing me the pleasure to view your unique works of artistic imagination.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I so enjoyed all of them.

  11. Dan Kemp says:

    I appreciate your photography very much and would love to visit your town.

  12. Anonymous says:

    ALL PICTURES ARE BEAUTIFUL, BUT THE # 16 IS PURE, INNOCENT AND PLAYFUL. LOVE IT !