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We Have Never Seen Majestic Birds Shot From This Angle!

 Ruurd Jelle van der Laij has been fascinated with nature from a young age and loved nothing more than bird watching. So him becoming a nature photographer and ecologist was almost inevitable. Throughout the many years he spent observing and capturing birds, he noticed something interesting, and actually quite funny. “When you get the time to take a series of pictures of one single bird, you will always have one or two frontals in between. I realized from the start that they made the birds look completely different. From that moment on, I decided to focus on it and make sure I would have at least one frontal in each series. Some birds start to look like angry birds, some funny or even ridiculous,” he said in a statement to Bored Panda.

It’s true, while most birds look majestic from most angles, something about their frontal images is just too funny. The same cannot be said about all birds, of course. For birds of prey, like owls, frontals are their normal way of looking at you, so the photograph will only be fun if they cock their head to the side. No explanation can do the job better than the pictures themselves, so without further ado, take a look at some beautiful birds from a completely new angle.

1. Short-Eared OwlFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, short eared owl

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

To see more of Van der Laij's work you can visit his website, Facebook, or Instagram page.

2.  Red-Breasted GooseFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, red breasted goose

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

3. Black Stork

Funny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, black stork

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

 

4. Marsh Tit

Funny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, marsh tit

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

5. Great Egret

Funny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, great egret

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

 

6. Common Whitethroat

Funny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, common whitethroat

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

7. Wood PigeonFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, wood pigeon

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

Related: 19 Gorgeous Birds You Might Not Have Seen Before

8. SpoonbillFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, spoonbill

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

 

9.  Long-Eared OwlFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, long eared owl

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij

 

10. WaxwingFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, waxwing

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

 

11. Great BitternFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, great brittern

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

 

12. Red KiteFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, red kite

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

Related: Top Winners of the 2020 Bird Photo of The Year Competition

13. KingfisherFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, kingfisher

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

14. Bearded TitFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, bearded tit

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

 

15. Bluethroat

Funny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, bluethroat

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

 

16. Ringed PloverFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, ringed plover

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

 

17. Little GrebeFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, little grebe

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

 

18. EiderFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, eider

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

 

19. WoodcockFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, woodcock

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

 

20. Water RailFunny Frontal Portraits of Stunning Birds, water rail

Image Source: Ruurd Jelle van der Laij 

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