I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird

Robert Haas is a photographer for National Geographic, a publication known for its striking photojournalistic essays, and has thankfully published this beautiful book for children on how photography plays a roll in understanding wildlife around the world.  The photographs are breath-taking and entertaining at the same time, and children will learn about the derring-do required of a photographer to capture these images as well as facts about the animals and habitats.  Have fun looking for shapes and patterns among the groups and landscape.  Haas goes over land and sea to find his subjects–bears, whales, crocodiles, zebras.  One of the more incredible photographs shows a flock of flamingoes clustered into a shape of a flamingo!

Where else do you find patterns in nature?  Take a walk around your neighborhood, local park, or zoo with a camera and see what you can capture.

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