A study of the natural world’s fragility in photos

Colin Prior’s works are unfathomably beautiful, and while his fascination for landscape photography has earned him his stripes, his love for the resident wildlife has also intensified throughout a career which spans almost four decades.

Having witnessed myriad species of bird suffer in the wake of human activity, Prior documents the natural world’s fragile equilibrium in a collection of stunning images.

Contrasting shots of birds’ eggshells – highlighting their strength to conserve life and fragility to allow a chick to hatch – with their rugged habitat is a moving depiction of each species’ vulnerability.

The images are a joy to behold. A reminder of what a miracle life in the natural world really is.

Fragile: Birds, Eggs and Habitats, by Colin Prior, published by Merrell, £40.

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