A couple of things have caught my eye on the Colossal website this morning. The first is this video from Barcelona-based photographer Xavi Bou, who has captured the movements of flocking starlings and created a mesmerising film with them:

And then there is a selection of incredible images (the Startled Owl!) from the Nature TTL Photographer Of The Year competition:

Lounging Seals, a Ravenous Pelican, and a Startled Owl Top Impressive Entries in Nature Photography Contest
Replete with stunning shots of Tuscan farmland and close-ups with spiders that reveal their prickly legs, the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year competition garnered an impressive array of images from creatives in 117 countries. Out of the 7,000 entries, Florian Ledoux won the top prize in the annu

Enjoy.