The Splendor of Birds : Art and Photography From National Geographic, Hardback Book

The Splendor of Birds : Art and Photography From National Geographic Hardback


An elegant collection featuring artwork and photography from the National Geographic archives illustrates the magnificence of birds. Nature, bird, and art lovers alike will treasure this sumptuous visual celebration of the colors, forms, and behaviors of the winged wonders who share our world as they have been explored, displayed, and revealed throughout the years by National Geographic.

Luminous paintings, revealing photographs, and state-of-the art high-speed and telephoto camera images reveal moments rarely seen and sights invisible to the human eye.

From the beloved songbirds outside the kitchen window to the exotic theatrics of courtship dances among birds of paradise, tender moments inside a tern's nest, or the vivid flash of a hummingbird's tongue--details of bird life and colors from the earliest of wildlife photographs and vintage nature illustrations to masterpiece photos by acclaimed National Geographic wildlife photographers such as Chris Johns, Frans Lanting, Joel Sartore, and Tim Laman.

Exquisitely produced and expertly curated, this unparalleled collection of images displays as never before the irresistible beauty, grace, and intelligence of our feathered friends.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Photography & photographs
  • ISBN: 9781426219672
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