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Covering the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest

June 8, 2011 at 3:31 PM

The symmetry of nature on the wing

These photos by Seattle Times photographer Alan Berner show the symmetry of nature on display even in the most day-to-day encounters.

Look at the way the wings on these crows’ backs so beautifully fit together, each feather in symmetrical arrangement with the others:

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Crows dine on suet (whether they are invited to or not)

And here, this great blue heron cruising overhead is a picture of beautiful design, with its long outstretched legs and the swooping form of its wings:

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Great blue heron, seen overhead.

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