Not only that, but John Downer also creates replicas of birds and fires them into the sky to capture real birds. The results are incredible.
Our friends over at Popular Photography have an interview with director John Downer, whose project Winged Planet premieres tomorrow on the Discovery Channel. It's an amazing avian photography special that gets photos from angles never before seen--because Downer set up his shots in technologically innovative ways. One was mounted on a wooden replica of a vulture and launched into the air, others were mounted on living birds.
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