2010 Photo Contest, Nature, 3rd prize

Paolo Patrizi

Kaze no Tabito

10 January, 2009

Thousands of European starlings flock above Rome in January, as they prepare to roost for the night. The winter visitors are considered pests, both for the large quantities of droppings that foul Rome's buildings, streets and monuments, and for devouring fruit and olives in surrounding farmland.

About the photographer

Paolo Patrizi

Paolo Patrizi is a documentary photographer whose stories explore underlying themes of - and contradictions between - tradition and modernity, and the cultural disconnection prod...

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