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Nov 24, 2006, 4:58:49 PM
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End of Journey by ahermin End of Journey by ahermin
Let's face it--when it comes to dealing with winter, most birds seem an awful lot smarter than humans. Instead of griping about the weather, they simply head for a warmer climate. There are also humans that try to migrate, but running from yourself, thatís mighty far to run. Where ever you go, there you are.

Why migrate? Because it gets boring shivering in the dark. And because it's bleak in the winter. And because there's nothing to eat. And because the ancestors did it.

Birds can fly higher than Mt. Everest. Bar-headed geese have been recorded flying across the Himalayas. (Note: birds don't fly this high just to get in the Guinness Book of Records, but rather to reach their destinations efficiently. From radar studies, scientists know that birds can change altitudes to find the best wind conditions. To fight a headwind, most birds stay low, where ridges, trees and buildings slow the wind. To ride a tailwind, they get up high where the wind is as fast as possible.)

How high can we fly?
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Mayanajafizadeh Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow!
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MidnightRae08 Mar 21, 2014  New member Student General Artist
This is breath taking!
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derfnamaq Mar 13, 2014  New member
Stunning!
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PhilS1761 Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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Artylike Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazing.
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meljoy68 Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow... this is stunning. The light, the textures... just stole my breath for a minute. Wow.
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bungle39 Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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Absolutely beautiful.
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Photogirafika Nov 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
This has a beautiful glow - the colors leap off the image and wrap the viewer in their warmth. Fantastic composition too, the lines of the clouds and the lines of the boat really project the work beyond the boundaries of the image. Fantastic!
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