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Curlews (Numenius arquata) group flying over the sea during storm. Wales, UK December. Highly commended, Habitat division, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012

Curlews (Numenius arquata) group flying over the sea during storm. Wales, UK December. Highly commended, Habitat division, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012


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Curlews (Numenius arquata) group flying over the sea during storm. Wales, UK December. Highly commended, Habitat division, British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 2012

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Atmospheric Catalogue5 Clouds Crashing Curlews December Direction Flight Flocks Flying Following Freedom Groups Large Group Of Animals Numenius Arquata Oceans On The Move Scolopacidae Storm Tidal View To Sea Waders Wales Waves Weather Wind Winter Competitions Gales Stormy


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Stormy Skies, Soaring Spirits - Curlews Brave the Wild Welsh Waves!

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In this snapshot captured by Ben Hall, a mesmerizing scene unfolds as a large group of Curlews take flight over the tempestuous sea during a fierce winter storm in Wales. The image perfectly encapsulates the raw power and beauty of nature's elements colliding. Against an atmospheric backdrop of dark clouds and crashing waves, these majestic birds fearlessly navigate through gales and wind, showcasing their remarkable ability to adapt to even the harshest conditions. Their wings outstretched, they soar with grace and determination, defying gravity as they follow their own unique path. As each Curlew takes flight alongside its companions, there is a sense of unity and freedom in their synchronized movement. Together, they form an awe-inspiring spectacle that leaves us humbled by nature's wonders. This photograph was highly commended in the Habitat division of the prestigious British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition in 2012. It serves as a reminder that even amidst chaos and turmoil, life finds a way to thrive. So let this breathtaking image transport you to Wales' rugged coastline - feel the spray of saltwater on your face and hear the howling winds. Witness these resilient creatures embracing adversity with unwavering strength. And perhaps find inspiration from their indomitable spirit when faced with life's storms – for like them, we too can rise above any challenge that comes our way!

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