Ornitographies: Xavi Bou.


Using the 150 year old technique of chronophotography, Spanish photographer Xavi Bou has figured out a way to take pictures of migrating birds while retaining the fluid sense of motion that gives them all their mystery, poetry, and grace.

You can see much more at The Project: Xavi Bou, (horizontal scroll) and read about Ornitographies here. Via Colossal.


  1. johnson catman says

    Before reading the description and studying the photo more closely, I thought it looked like a macro picture of a feather superimposed onto a landscape picture.

  2. Crimson Clupeidae says

    I thought, at first glance, this pictures was an evergreen fallen into a lake….

    Very cool effect.

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    Crimson Clupeidae @ 3

    Maybe not an evergreen, a conifer nonetheless: A larch was my first thought.

    Wonderful pictures. One common thing in many of the photos seems to be nearly sinusoidal lines drawn by the wingtips.

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