Alain Delorme

26.11.2013 in19:44 in Nature, animals -->


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Alain Delorme was born in 1979 and currently lives and works in Paris, France. He is a graduate of Gobelins L’Ecole de L’Image (School of the Image) and the University of Paris VIII. His photographs have been presented in exhibitions all over the world including Tokyo, Shanghai, Amsterdam, and Bilbao.

A Ballet Performed by Birds…

“The mesmerizing act is typically seen at dusk throughout Europe, between November and February. Each evening, shortly before sunset, starlings can be seen performing breathtaking aerial manoeuvres, before choosing a place to roost for the night. These range in number from a few hundred to tens of thousands of birds. Murmurations exhibit strong spatial coherence and show extremely synchronized maneuvers, which seem to occur spontaneously, or in response to an approaching threat.”