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Photographer Captures the Murmurations of Starlings, and Other Avian Phenomena

Anyone who’s witnessed a massive flock of starlings soar through the sky has likely been struck by the surprising geometric shapes formed by the crush of wings. New York–based photographer Richard Barnes spent time observing some of the largest starling flocks in the world over a Rome suburb, and the images are currently on display at Foley Gallery on the Lower East Side.