Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in My Blog | 0 comments

Thanks to the wonderful resources The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Geographic, we have an exciting opportunity to view some of nature’s most uniquely beautiful creatures.  This fall, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Geographic are bringing the Birds-of-Paradise Project to the public with a gorgeous coffee-table book (published October 23, 2012), a major exhibit at the National Geographic Museum (opening November 1), a documentary on the National Geographic Channel (airing at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT November 22), articles in the Cornell Lab’s Living Bird magazine and National Geographic magazine, and National Geographic Live lectures across the country. Get an advance look now…and witness diverse strategies of evolution at work and experience one of nature’s extraordinary wonders – up close.

Great applause of appreciation to Cornell Lab scientist Ed Scholes and National Geographic photographer Tim Laman for their dazzling work.  During an eight-year quest, they captured images of all 39 species for the first time. This fall, they will share their story as part of a National Geographic Society-wide effort in collaboration with the Cornell Lab (see sidebar). As this trailer shows, the opulent plumes and fantastical dances of these 39 species astound us, leaving us with the most profound of scientific questions: Why? Watch them dance.

Take a peek at five minutes of Glory!  Be sure to watch the documentary on National Geographic channel at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, 2012.

Birds of Paradise

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