“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings,” said the author J.M. Barrie. Photographer Mark Drysdale has a perfect appreciation of that faith. He masters the fine art of capturing light and balances it with the skill and patience needed to capture birds in the perfect expression of flight.


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  • Simon Espley

    Extraordinary images!

  • Shelley Prince

    Breathtaking photography!

    • Mark Drysdale

      Thanks for your comment Shelley….Much appreciated

  • Ben

    Love them all, but the greater kestrel is really great.

  • Christine Tack

    THRILLING ! Amazing to finally see the colours on some of these birds that seem to always defy my photography skills

  • Neville Lance

    Really stunning images Mark. As an amateur struggling to get it right I applaud you. The mechanics of being in the right place at the right time are, I suspect, a major part of getting the “shot”, and must take some considerable thought and planning.

  • Diane Anderson

    Incredible pics, amazing skill to almost put your hand out to touch, simply magic, love them all