Dillon Marsh is a South African landscape photographer who captures fascinating photographs of his native land. His “Assimilation” collection is a series of astonishing pictures of the enormous nests of social weaver birds.
Over the course of 3 days, Marsh traveled through part of the southern Kalahari Desert alone and by car looking for these magnificent natural sculptures built on telephone poles. He relied on word of mouth to actually find the nests.
The birds would continue to build the nests even after large chunks drop off due to the excessive weight! Only a few birds appear in the pictures as they were either inside or out and about.
Marsh observed from his photographic findings, “The twigs and grass collected to build these nests combine to give strangely recognizable personalities to the otherwise inanimate poles.” A truly collaborative project between man and birds!
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