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.