At first people might assume that the birds captured (literally and figuratively) in the Ornithological Photographs series are stuffed. Nevertheless, this humanitarian assumption is far from correct. The birds portrayed in the series are very much alive. Yet no real harm was done to any of them. In fact, the Ornithological Photographs project will be aiding in their long-term future.
Shot by Washington-based photographer Todd R. Forsgren, the Ornithological Photographs series displays his love for the work of ornithologists and artists John James Audubon and Roger Tory. He writes, “I spent days studying and trying to emulate Peterson and Audubon as a bird-watching teenager."
While the Ornithological Photographs series gives scientists data that contributes to the birds’ protection, it also showcases a range of human-like emotion that will reel the average audience in.