Birds of Paradise

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National Audubon Day today honors American painter John James Audubon who prolifically and colourfully depicted countless birds in their natural environments. While known more for its aquatic than avian creatures, the Maldives do feature a number of distinctive winged beauties. Leaving aside the “flying fox” bats (not really birds…and I’ve yet to find a picture of someone posing with one), the most common photographic subjects are…

  • Heron – Ubiquitous residents usually the first feathered friend visitors make on a resort.
  • Parrot – Really domesticated pets that have been brought to the resorts but seem to fit right into the tropical paradise aesthetic.
  • Tern – Flocks that tend to congregate on the extended sand spits where they can fish for sardines and other tiny fish.

Here is the Maldives Complete exhibition of birds of paradise…

  1. Maria Glass (Russia) – OZEN
    Maria Glass (Russia) - OZEN
  2. Diana Nabieva (Russia) – Veligandu
    Diana Nabieva (Russia) - Veligandu
  3. Pauline (France) – Malahini Kuda Bandos
    Pauline (France) - Malahini Kuda Bandos
  4. KiNo No Noo (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali
    KiNo No Noo (United Kingdom) - Conrad Rangali
  5. Papic Sanja (Panama) – Hideaway Beach
    Papic Sanja (Panama) – Hideaway Beach
  6. Daniela Lopez Osorio (Columbia) – Bandos
    Daniela Lopez Osorio (Columbia) – Bandos
  7. Larissa (Romania) – Sun Island
    Larissa (Romania) – Sun Island
  8. Eem Nizam (Maldives) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Eem Nizam (Maldives) – Sun Siyam Irufushi - 2
  9. Luchiya Stefanova (Bulgaria) – AaaVeee
    Luchiya Stefanova (Bulgaria) - AaaVeee
  10. Ravshana Kurkova (Russia) – Conrad Rangali
    Ravshana Kurkova (Russia) - Conrad Rangali
  11. Precious Angellyn Sanchez (Philippines) – Paradise Island
    Precious Angellyn Sanchez (Philippines) – Paradise Island
  12. Sylvia Wu (Taiwan) – Maafushi
    Silvia Wu (Taiwan) – Olhuveli
  13. Viki Maldives (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Vik Voynikova (Russia) – Maafushi
  14. Sweet DreamsShangri-La Vilingili
    Sweet Dreams (Shangri-La Vilingili)
  15. Valentina Vignali (Italy) – Baros
    Valentina Vignali (Italy) – Baros
  16. Lisa Olsson (Sweden) – Rihiveli
    Lisa Olsson (Sweden) – Rihiveli
  17. Viki Odintcova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Viki Odintcova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah

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