Sky Rats: Surprisingly Interesting Photos of Pigeons


Getting a great photograph isn't always a factor of finding the most spectacular subject to shoot. While you might be forgiven for thinking that images of the humble pigeon could be quite boring, the fact remains that a good photographer can make an interesting photo of a mundane subject. These photographs of pigeons, affectionately known by many as “sky rats,” shows what can be done with some photographic skill.

Going home to roost by Steve-h, on Flickr

city wildlife by Pixel Addict, on Flickr

darkness I by notsogoodphotography, on Flickr

Victoria Crowned Pigeon by digitalART2, on Flickr

Walking by K.Hurley, on Flickr

Waiting for girlfriends by Jsome1, on Flickr

Upwards by Steve-h, on Flickr

Australian Top Notch Pigeon by aussiegall, on Flickr

Spread Your Wings by Nazer K, on Flickr

Pigeon – Budapest 04 by Jennifer R. Graevell Photography, on Flickr

Good, Bad & Ugly ! by NJ.., on Flickr

Watching you…watching me…. by law_keven, on Flickr

bird lady by striatic, on Flickr

Sunbathing (DSC_0099) by Schristia, on Flickr

rubbish lord by mugley, on Flickr

Pigeons by luigi morante, on Flickr

To be, or not to be by NJ.., on Flickr

Who aaare youuuu….? by | spoon |, on Flickr

Wrinkled by Steve-h, on Flickr

Boo! by MSVG, on Flickr

A Pigeon life – De Beauvoir by fabbio, on Flickr

Quintet by tanakawho, on Flickr

looking for a bride by Outburner, on Flickr

The Famous Pidgeon of Dortmund by LordFerguson, on Flickr

To you … by Claudio Gennari …”Cogli l'attimo ferma il tempo”, on Flickr

God Loved the Birds by Lel4nd, on Flickr

flights by Nesster, on Flickr

Image by Vladislav Nikonov

Valzer Mélancolique by Geomangio, on Flickr

30 days of 85mm by Photography King ♛, on Flickr

pigeon wire again by Nesster, on Flickr

Geez by elsamuko, on Flickr

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Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
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Photos really nice ! great collection! Now you gave me ideas to make collection on any subject to photograph. I have a collection of photos of a toad on my facebook. In different poses.

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