Professional photographer Leila Jeffreys is quite well known in the world of bird photography, as she takes amazing and intricate photos of birds close up as we’ve never seen before. The Sydney-based photographer began her journey over a decade ago and never stopped. She is most well known for her photo series called “High Society.”

As a child, Jeffreys was taught by her father how to rescue birds and took bird-focused nursing classes, an experience that resulted in a deep understanding of wildlife and helped her take these incredible photos. Her elegant photographs of owls, eagles, cockatiels, and even colorful doves seem to capture the essence of each animal's personality, portraying many of them with surprisingly human characteristics.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how the feather colors don’t gradually change from one to the next but come in nice big blocks!

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Golden Eagle...found in countries all over the world, unlike most birds, which tend to be regional.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

FUN FACT: There are no structurally blue feathers...the blue comes from reflective light hitting the otherwise gray feather.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a type of Southeast Asian oriole, but I no longer remember which one. They’re really common in Malaysia and southern Thailand

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

FUN FACT: Owls’ eyes are fixed in place, which is why they can turn their heads 280° to either side.

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TheAnimalLady
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🦅I'm guessing Kestrel 🤔 a type of falcon that eats small mammals, lizards and large insects 🐀🐦🐿🐍🦎🪳🦗🪲🪱

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Nicole A
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Major Mitchell's. Great picture, but the impressively colored crest is hidden.

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ShriSha Kamboj
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i want to try painting these majestic birds

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Purple Ground Dove, found in Papua/New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

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TheAnimalLady
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🐧🐧Puffins (auks) aren't considered strictly monogamous but rarely change partners and tend to return to their same nest each year🐣🐣🐣

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TheAnimalLady
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🦅Hawks have "fingers" on their wingtips and Falcons have slender, pointed wings. It's the easiest way to tell them apart🦅

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Miss Frankfurter
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I gasped when I saw this bird. How very beautiful!!

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E B
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mirror mirror on the wall, I am the yellowest of them all!

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TheAnimalLady
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🕊I wonder if this is one of the pigeons that Sher Singh guy was dyeing pink? (Don't worry, the idiot promised to stop.)🕊

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Nicole A
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Another endangered bird, the kaka (I'm not making that silly name up).

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TheAnimalLady
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🕊Pigeons, doves, rock pigeons and rock doves are all the same thing. Some people differentiate them by size, but scientifically they are the same species🕊

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April Stephens
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Once upon a time, there was a little egg about to hatch... Already asleep? Sweet dreams.

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TheAnimalLady
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a very handsome male, you can tell by the blue cere (skin around nostrils, blue or lavender = male & female = white to brown... after 1yr old).

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Nicole A
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is what happens when you give a toddler a glass of grape juice in a real cup instead of a sippy cup.

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E B
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dinosaurs are so lovely and elegant!

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Hens' Teeth
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ornithology is my favorite thing in the world. My number 1 hobby. The last few years has been difficult and the birds have always helped but I haven't gone to seek them out lately. I haven't gone over my books like I usually do... this portfolio of photographs has rekindled that fire in me, the passion I have for birds is ever lasting. Such beautiful photos by this woman. I'm so happy to have gotten to view them.

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albert dilauro
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Someone accidentally varnished this poor pigeon...

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Brian Bennett
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mirror, mirror, on the wall whos the the bluest of them all!

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