Lovely scenery in nature, magnificent architecture, animals in action, and portraits of beautiful people are just among the favorite subjects of photographers. But for photographers Matteo Tranchellini and Moreno Monti, there’s just this fascination about birds that they decided to make the CHICken photo project.
In 2013, Tranchellini was looking for a Concincina to have as a pet. He met a farmer named Giorgio who took him to his aviary exhibit. There, he saw a Concincina hen named Jessica, with whom he immediately fell in love. Together with Monti, Matteo embarked on a photographic journey featuring hundreds of sophisticated-looking chickens and roosters. Check out photos of the birds that rocked their beautiful feathers.
Monti and Tranchellini shot the photographs at the Milano aviary exhibition in Italy. The series shows just how naturally these chickens posed for the camera and showed their beauty. All the chickens included in the project are show birds. The CHICken project is a coffee book that features over 200 photographs of 100 diffrent types of chickens and roosters in all their elegance.
All the birds that were part of the project were not harmed, the photographers assured. They were posing naturally and were not forced. In other words, the chickens really have a natural talent to look awesome in front of the camera.
“Our models like any others have bad hair days, love to wear black and even sweat glitter. We also have some retired show birds that are glamorous even with wrinkles and grey hair.”
On their Kickstarter page, the photographers explained what one can expect from the CHICken coffee book.
“The 3d effect of the lighting, the colors and the details that create a dramatic effect. It will be as if you were looking at an oil painting, but it’s actually a photograph! You will be mesmerized!”
Here are more irresistible photographs of these fabulous chickens. Enjoy!
Company Lets You Install Observational Beehives In Your Living Room
Not only will you see bees in action, you will also get to understand their crucial role in an urban setting!
The sad reality that we are facing today is the consistent decline in the bee population. Yes, this is true – and it has been that way for a long time already. Unfortunately, among the known causes of bee population decline are the loss of habitat and modern industrial farming methods.
If you think this is the least of your problems, then you certainly do not know a thing or two about nature. You see, bees are the ones responsible for pollinating most of the plants on the planet. And these plants, apparently, are the kinds that we human beings rely upon food. If not for these creatures, it is almost impossible for this cycle to happen. In order to encounter this nightmarish event, experts have come up with a couple of innovative solutions. BEEcosystem, in particular, has developed a system of wall-mounted observation hives, all of which can be easily expanded in a hexagonal, honeycomb style.
BEEcosystem is designed to counter the consistent decline in the bee population.
Six-Inch Long Centipede Cuddles With Hatchlings In Skin-Crawling Footage
Do you find this creepy or cute?
It's heartwarming to see videos of momma animals cuddling with their cute newborn babies. Most of the time, such an adorable sight would easily make our day bright. But will you still find it cute if the mom and baby -- or in this case, babies -- belong to the creepy-crawly species?
A Filipino real-estate agent managed to capture a video of a six-inch centipede embracing its 80 hatchlings. The video has since garnered millions of views and somehow confused netizens as to how they should feel about it.
New Study Warns Against Extinction of Orangutans
The population of Bornean orangutans halved in just 16 years.
Orangutans are one of man's closest relatives in the animal kingdom. They are the only great ape species in Asia, and they share 97% of human DNA. They have the ability to reason and to think, as well as to develop their own cultures. But a recently published study warns against the orangutan's extinction - and it could all be due to human activity.
The new study, titled "Global Demand for Natural Resources Eliminated More Than 100,000 Bornean Orangutans" and published in Current Biology, found that human activities like logging, mining, hunting, and deforestation, among others, have slashed the population of Bornean orangutans into half in just 16 years. That's from 1999 to 2015.