This Photo Series On Birds Pushes The Boundaries Of The Surreal
Yes, these birds are real. And the backgrounds as well. Both have been clicked by Photographer Cheryl Medow, who separately clicks the birds in the wild and the backgrounds elsewhere, and then transposes them with stunning results.
The egrets were photographed in St. Augustine, Florida, and Devereux Lagoon and Slough, Santa Barbara, California. The night sky was photographed in Hanalei Bay, Kauai.
As she explains,
“I’m an artist first, and photography is a tool that I use to be creative,” she says. “When I picked up the camera and the computer it opened up new possibilities for me. I can make the birds much larger than life. It draws attention to these guys that if you just saw them in the wild with the naked eye you wouldn’t see.”
This mother and baby were photographed in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The landscape was shot by plane in the same area, traveling from Sirikoi Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Laikipia to Richards Camp in Masai Mara.
This white ibis with his seaweed and fish catch were photographed at J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida. The background clouds and surf were shot in Hanalei Bay, Kauai.
To see the entire series and article, Go here – The Art Of Bird Revealed Through An Alternate Reality