Starlings create breathtaking formations over Israeli valley
It's quite a sight to behold when these birds get together.
There's nothing quite like a starling murmuration. When thousands of these birds get together and start their traditional dance in the sky, suddenly you're no longer looking at a flock of birds but at one single, fluid being, gliding ever so slowly over the humble viewers below.
This week, photographer Menahem Kahana was lucky enough to catch this natural phenomenon in action over the Jordan Valley in Israel. It's always a treat to see what kinds of shapes these brilliant animals take on when they all get together in mid-flight harmony.
Watching the starlings move around the sky is mesmerizing enough, but add the landscape of the Israeli countryside to the equation, and you've got a canvas-worthy work of art. (Photo: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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