God of All Creation,
know that some prayers require no words, but rather
on a religious object, a statue,
a magnificent stained glass window
or a beautiful work of art...
or on a beauty of nature.
thank you for these inspirations.
film can also be the focus of a meditation.
The Birds-of-Paradise Project reveals
the astounding beauty of some of the most exquisitely
specialized animals on earth. After 8 years and
18 expeditions to New Guinea, Australia, and nearby
islands, Cornell Lab of Ornithology evolutionary
biologist Ed Scholes and National Geographic
wildlife photojournalist Tim Laman succeeded
in capturing images of all 39 species
in the bird-of-paradise family
for the first time ever.
A spectacular record of their monumental undertaking
was filmed by Tim Laman and Ed Scholes (below),
and Eric Liner, together with the Cornell Lab
and National Geographic magazine.
astonishing footage reveals the Creator at His
Most Magnificent. Watching the film
is an intimate and moving engagement
with some of God's loveliest creatures,
hidden in the depth of the forests
of Nicaragua: The
Birds of Paradise.
here to view the film.
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2012 Donn B. Murphy
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