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The moments that life is made of: rarely captured shots of everyday miracles.

8 Amazingly Timed Photos of Birds in, and Out of, Their Element

ICTMN Staff
3/25/14

The “interwebs” are good for so many things, the display of amazing photography—both crafted and coincidental—not the least of them. These eight photos of birds caught at the perfect moment of flying, preying, eating or otherwise engaged in life serve as a reminder of the billions of tiny miracles of timing that take place during the myriad split seconds of every day. Imagine how long life would feel if we could just slow it down enough to drink in each and every one of these.

Eagle With Jetpack

This jet-setting eagle gets the party started. Originally from Peter Dam photography.

Photo: Peter Dam

Talk About Getting Goosed

Another Peter Dam special. This bird (probably not a goose) follows suit, appearing to hitch a ride on the contrails of a plane. It’s the subject of a photo technique known as forced perspective, “a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is,” as the website Ispsd.com notes. Many more examples of this phenomenon and technique are stored at the website.

Photo: Peter Dam

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