Not a Western US bird, it's a "cousin" of the crow. But it's an award winner, view recommended by www.AZdesertTrips.com | Photo by Alessandra Meniconzi / National Geographic  2015 Photo Contest: Acrobat of the Air. He says "A flock of Alpine choughs (Pyrrhocorax graculus), mountain-dwelling birds, performs acrobatic displays in the air. I was able, during a windy day, to immortalize their impressive flight skills."

Not a Western US bird, it's a "cousin" of the crow. But it's an award winner, view recommended by www.AZdesertTrips.com | Photo by Alessandra Meniconzi / National Geographic 2015 Photo Contest: Acrobat of the Air. He says "A flock of Alpine choughs (Pyrrhocorax graculus), mountain-dwelling birds, performs acrobatic displays in the air. I was able, during a windy day, to immortalize their impressive flight skills."

"Solitary Predator" ethereal silhouette of great blue heron at daybreak,as it waits for any passing fish amongst misty rapids. Location: Wisconsin River, Sauk County, Wisconsin - © Conor Ryan  (National Geographic 2011 Photo Contest)

"Solitary Predator" ethereal silhouette of great blue heron at daybreak,as it waits for any passing fish amongst misty rapids. Location: Wisconsin River, Sauk County, Wisconsin - © Conor Ryan (National Geographic 2011 Photo Contest)

We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on what's right.  Marianne Williamson

We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on what's right. Marianne Williamson

A Flurry of Activity Your Shot community member Stian Servoss says this enchanting photo was taken on a day that actually began as a sunny one in Reine a small fishing village in the Lofoten Islands in Norway. I was about to pack my gear as it suddenly started snowinga lot Servoss writes. I ran down to some fishermen working at the docks to get a few shots of them as they were lifting containers of fish from their boat to land  All of a sudden I noticed hundreds of birds. The birds appear to…

A Flurry of Activity Your Shot community member Stian Servoss says this enchanting photo was taken on a day that actually began as a sunny one in Reine a small fishing village in the Lofoten Islands in Norway. I was about to pack my gear as it suddenly started snowinga lot Servoss writes. I ran down to some fishermen working at the docks to get a few shots of them as they were lifting containers of fish from their boat to land All of a sudden I noticed hundreds of birds. The birds appear to…

"It is love alone that leads to the right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will." ~J. Krishnamurti

"It is love alone that leads to the right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will." ~J. Krishnamurti

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