Wisps of Wonder
Written by Sam Schunk
Looking closer at the plumage of birds, such as the peacock’s feather that is showcased on this month’s cover, a kaleidoscopic tableau of textures, swirls and patterns emerges. Every shade in the color spectrum is represented, from canary yellow, golden orange and radiant red, to verdant greens, sapphire blues, incredible indigos, and rich violets. These vibrant hues are masterfully blended together, creating a natural tapestry that captivates the eye. Like artists blending paints on a palette, these fabulously feathered birds from regions all around the world were brought together for this feature, yet each of these birds is enchanting in its own right, with unique traits that make it a winged wonder.