Rare and Unusual Birds Photographed Like Humans

British photographer Tim Flach has spent years scouring the globe for the world’s most striking and endangered birds, shooting highly-controlled portraits of them.

Some of the photos are shot in a studio while others are shot in the birds’ natural environment. Some of the birds are critically endangered while others are more plentiful on Earth, but all are unusually beautiful.

Red Splash Jacobin Pigeon
Crested Miniature Duck
Vultrurine Guineafowl
Philippine Eagle
Gouldian Finch
Himalayan Monal
King Vulture
Victoria Crowned Pigeon
Grey Crowned Crane
Silver-Laced Rooster

Several of the portraits seen here are part of Flach’s 2017 photo book titled Endangered, which documents animal species on the edge of extinction. Others will be featured in an upcoming book of his about birds.

You can find more of Flach’s work on his website and Instagram.

(via Tim Flach via Colossal)

Image credits: Photographs by Tim Flach and used with permission