Photo: Keiran Dodds/Panos
New Scientist magazine has published a beautiful series of photos showing the birds that have been killed while flying over Malta.
The photographer, Kieran Dodds, was in Malta back in 2012 with Maltese volunteers on the ground. The birds were retrieved after being shot illegally and taken to a local vet.
“Hunting is such an intrinsic part of Maltese life, and they don’t take kindly to outsiders telling them to stop,” he says. “The thing is, these birds are not theirs to shoot – they’re passing through, they don’t belong to anyone.”
For more photos and information, you can read the full article on New Scientist’s site by clicking here.