Posts Tagged: birds

Save the Birds: A Rumpus Roundup

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Jonathan Franzen is an avid bird lover, as anyone who read Freedom might have guessed.

Two weeks ago, Franzen wrote a piece for the New Yorker that, among other things, condemned the Audubon Society for focusing too much on climate change and not enough on conservation, the society’s original mission.

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The Most Terrifying Art Project in the World

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Here’s a totally normal thing that exists: a lake with a pH so far to the base end of the scale that when birds crash-land in it, they not only die but also calcify.

Of course, like any everyday person would do, photographer Nick Brandt gathered up the mummified bird corpses, posed them, and took pictures of them for his new book Across the Ravaged Land.

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