Sep / Oct 2013

Stories and features
THE EYES HAVE IT

Relative to their size, birds have the largest eyes of any animal. We know a considerable amount about the function of their eyes but less attention has been given to the appearance of them. In a fascinating article, Peter Ryan describes the diversity of birds' eyes, and explores why they are so variable.

SUPER SKULKERS

Forest birding brings its own challenges for photographers as sought-after bird species often succeed in avoiding detection, concealed by dense foliage and low light levels. Johann Grobbelaar shows how to take successful images in such conditions.

TOGETHER, FOREVER
Birds & People

Author Mark Cocker explores the relationship that exists between birds and humankind, and discusses the practical, symbolic and emblematic roles that birds have played throughout history.

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