What you're looking at are the beautifully flowing murmurations of starlings. Hundreds, often thousands, sometimes millions of birds fly together as a flock to create these fluid formations in the sky. They twist, they turn, they curve, they stiffen straight—they're awesome. And sometimes they make shapes that are amusing to the immature mind. Like the photo above, where thousands of starlings formed to create a penis. Clever birds.
In Focus collected a whole gallery of starling murmurations photographs and lest you think these birds are just crass dick drawers, look at the other shapes they can make: hearts, mushroom clouds, swans, and more. They're artists of the sky.
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