Silver / 2018 / Nature / Other_N

Ornithurae

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Other
  • Photographer
    Leila Jeffreys

Australian photographic artist Leila Jeffreys has taken it on herself to profile the diversity of wild pigeons found in Australasia. They are pigeons as we are not used to seeing them, as if our conventional friends, to surprise us, have decked themselves up in party gear. Everything alive is essentially a mystery, and pigeons, with their extraordinary mental and physical powers, are more mysterious than most Pigeons were domesticated thousands of years ago, long before chickens or ducks, which makes them the bird on earth to which we have the longest close relationship.