Birds can be quite underrated animals. We see pictures of adorable cats, dogs and pandas everywhere we look, but somehow pretty birds are always someone’s second choice, which is a real shame because there are some really spectacular birds out there! Luckily, photographer Melissa Groo is here to remind us of the fact that birds are some of the most beautiful creatures in the world who come in all imaginable shapes, colors and sizes and enchant us with their delicate, complex songs.
Best known for her bird photography, Melissa Groo’s Instagram feed contains perfectly captured cute, funny and surprising moments from the lives of many unique birds, often shot in soft hues and low contrast. If birds aren’t your cup of tea after all, Groo also posts some of her stunning images of mammals.
The photographer has traveled far and wide to take some of the best shots she possibly could. Her photos are sharp, vibrant, and they always tell a story. For example, many of her pictures show two birds engaged in some interaction. Mother and son, father and daughter, siblings or long-lost lovers, it’s hard to tell, but it’s definitely cute and amusing.
Enjoy her work below!