These Charismatic Birds Are The Ultimate Models For A Photoshoot

Birds of a feather...

...flock together. And oh boy do they flock in these pictures.

Sydney-based photographer Leila Jeffreys captures the vibrant beauty of exotic and predatory birds. But not just any birds, it seems.

Jeffrey's works perfectly capture the outspoken personality of cockatoos, owls, eagles and others, almost as if they were humans. From smiles to frowns — these birds to it all.

From when she was little, Leila and her father used to rescue and nurse birds back to health.

That's where she took a deep understanding and love for wildlife.

According to Leila, she was always surrounded by the most unexpected nature's friends.

Back when her family was living in Papua New Guinea, Jeffreys took care of an orphaned possum, Albert.

In India she was surrounded by monkeys, mongoose and buffaloes. Not to mention a giant spider that lived in the school room.

Maybe that's why these feather balls feel so at ease around her and try their best to strike the fiercest pose possible.

Leila's photographs convey the true personality of each bird, whether it's a goofy cockatoo or a lofty falcon.

Jeffreys says her photos are dedicated to her late father Richard "who loved the planet and all its incredible animals and life".

She has just opened an exhibition at the Olsen Irwin Gallery in Sydney and will be displaying her works at the Purdy Hicks Gallery in London.

(H/T: Colossal)

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