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Stills and footage from an ongoing project by photographer Søren Solkær in the marshlands of southern Denmark where every spring and autumn, an estimated million migrating starlings converge in vast murmurations. Sez he:

At times the flock seems to possess the cohesive power of super fluids, changing shape in an endless flux: From geometric to organic, from solid to fluid, from matter to ethereal, from reality to dream—an exchange in which real-time ceases to exist and mythical time pervades. This is the moment I have attempted to capture—a fragment of eternity.

A book of the project is released this week.


Canoeing across the Shannon, Sophie Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith find themselves in the right place at the right time for a rare visual treat.

A murmuration consists of thousands of tiny starlings (birds) collectively flying and swirling about. The mesmerizing act is typically seen at the beginning of winter, right before dusk, as the birds look for a place to roost for the night. During the action, birds reach speeds of up to 20 mph.

Murmuration: Chance Encounter Captures Stunning Phenomenon Of Starlings (HuffPost)