Sophie Windsor Clive:
A chance encounter and shared moment with one of nature's greatest and most fleeting phenomena.
Oh! I feel it. I feel the cosmos!
From the archive:
Three-dimensional mapping of starling flocks could shed light not only on the birds' collective behavior but also on a broad range of other aggregate systems.
I happen to be a frog, but many of my best friends are birds.
Jonathan Franzen in The New Yorker:
Masafuera, in the South Pacific, five hundred miles off the coast of central Chile, is a forbiddingly vertical volcanic island, seven miles long and four miles wide, that is populated by millions of seabirds and thousands of fur seals but is devoid of people, except in the warmer months, when a handful of fishermen come out to catch lobsters.