Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox every week.      
The Kid Should See This

A peregrine falcon mural time lapse for The Audubon Mural Project

A peregrine falcon mural takes flight in Harlem in this time lapse video from the National Audubon Society. Bonus: A cameo appearance by Fab 5 Freddy. Street artist Damien Mitchell painted the formidable raptor in June of 2017 for The Audubon Mural Project.

The Audubon Mural Project is a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and Gitler &____ Gallery to create murals of climate-threatened birds throughout John James Audubon‘s old Harlem‐based neighborhood in New York City. The project is inspired by the legacy of the great American bird artist and pioneering ornithologist and is energized by Audubon’s groundbreaking Birds and Climate Change Report, which reveals at least half of all North American bird species are threatened by a warming climate. The project commissions artists to paint murals of each of the report’s 314 species.

web_western-tanger_hillaryeggers

Western Tanager by Yu-baba. Photo by MikeFernandez/Audubon.

gaia_mikefernandez

Mural by Gaia. Photo by MikeFernandez/Audubon.

web_heggers_160925_1552-edit

Western Bluebird and Rufous-crowned Sparrow by Shawn Bullen. Photo by Hillary Eggers/Audubon.

sockychop_mikefernandez_web

Allen’s Hummingbird by Socky. Photo by MikeFernandez/Audubon.

Check out (and map!) all of the murals painted so far at audubon.org/amp.

Next: Why peregrine falcons are the fastest animals on earth and Illustrating the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Wall of Birds.

🌈 Related videos

Painting a Siggi Eggertsson mural for the Iceland Design Centre

Rion Nakaya

The Dragon Hedge: A 100 foot long dragon-shaped topiary

Rion Nakaya

The Chandelier Tree – Silver Lake’s twinkling neighborhood gem

Rion Nakaya

An osprey fishing in spectacular super slow motion

Rion Nakaya

Okuda San Miguel paints a colorful 23-story mural in Toronto

Rion Nakaya

Why peregrine falcons are the fastest animals on earth

Rion Nakaya

How small of a space can a Northern Goshawk fly through?

Rion Nakaya

Beach Creatures: Theo Jansen and his Strandbeests

Rion Nakaya

The Kingfisher hunts for fish on the River Shannon

Rion Nakaya

Get 7 smart videos delivered every week.

 

Subscribe