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Mistakes are made to be regretted afterwards, but have you taught of making a mistake that actually turned out to be a reason to be happy?
One such episode occurred over the Costa Brava, in Northeastern
Spain, when a flock of birds began to gather into a shape-shifting cloud, known as a murmuration.
This phenomenon is a true
spectacle, with hundreds,
sometimes thousands or more birds moving and twisting in what appears to be a coordinated, single organism that can quickly morph into some startling shapes.
Image credits: Daniel Biber/ SWNS
Wildlife photography professional Daniel Biber from Hilzingen, Germany was there when the starlings began to swirl and twist, most likely the result of a predator such as a falcon or a hawk being in the vicinity. It was almost supernatural that in response to the predator, the cloud of starlings ended up twisting and turning themselves into a giant, single bird, as if to say to their tormentor, “we are bigger than you.”
The photos have earned Mr. Biber a prize in an international
photography competition, but he
didn’t realize that he had captured such unique shots until later on.
“Only when I checked the pictures on the computer later, I realized what formation the starlings had created,” he told the Dailye Mail. “I was so concentrated on taking pictures at the time that I hadn’t realized that the starling murmuration had created a giant bird in the sky.”
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