Feathers are incredible and beautiful. The science behind feathers is fascinating. They are integral to the flight of birds, adapting and adjusting "on the fly." Their color provides some of the most beautiful palettes in nature. The various hues can protect the bird from predators, ward off bacteria, help to attract a mate, and even regulate hormones. Whenever the lines of form and function merge so wonderfully, I'm intrigued.
|Bird of Paradise, photo by Robert Clark|
|Quetzal, photo by Robert Clark|
|Lyre Bird, photo by Robert Clark|
|Golden Breasted Starling, photo by Robert Clark|