Many thanks for the many CC's and kind words about my last flight uploads.
I have a couple more composite images today focussing on the pair bond among waterfowl. Once they have paired they generally stick very close together - even their flight often becomes a balletic duet. I have tried to show this in V! ( Shelduck ) and v3 ( Shovellers ).
Sometimes they are split by circumstances - either the advent of a hunting Peregrine or stormy weather for example. When this happens their whole flight 'body language' seems to become agitated (V2 Wigeon) and their need to return to proximity desperate.
This is often anthropomorphized into the concept of 'love' by us darling, gentle, sophisticated, intelligent peaceful, animal loving humans! (Good grief!!)
Do not be fooled, fellow humans, for genes are chemicals and have simply 'created' this concept to make their desire easier to achieve - and the desire is to replicate. And replicate and replicate and replicate.
Look at our own darling, gentle,(etc) species - there are now seven BILLION of us on the planet and we are doing pretty well at aiming to destroy it for our 'peaceful, intelligent, sophisticated etc,' purposes.
How successful is that?
Hope you enjoy them. A
Tags: Wildlife and nature
Pair-bonding Shelduck Shoveler Wigeon Composite Digitally manipulated
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