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A Spanish photographer specialising in ornithology and capturing their migrations will be exhibiting at Taigh Chearsabhagh in Lochmaddy next May.

Xavier Bou, based in Barcelona, will also share new work created while he was on residency in Uist.

According to a recent piece in the Guardian newspaper, Bou got the inspiration for capturing bird migrations while on a hike one day. He later researched the idea and discovered he could capture flocks of birds in flight in a single image.

This month the labyrinthine patterns formed by birds on the wing are published in his book, Ornithographies (Lynx Edicions).

Talking to the Guardian, Bou remarked: “We’re at a point in history where conservation is no longer an eccentric hobby; it’s a necessity. I hope Ornithographies encourages people to become aware of the birds around us… just raise your head, and – who knows – maybe a beautiful formation of migrating geese will pass by.”