Artist Transforms Foliage Into Adorable Topiary Sculpture of a Sleeping Baby Bird

The Jardin des Plantes is a beautiful botanical garden which is found in Nantes, Western France. Aside from its exquisite flora collection, it also features vast greenhouses, lovely parks, stunning statues, and other extraordinary facilities. Each year, the garden holds several exhibits to showcase the works of talented artists. In particular, it has a collection of majestic yet adorable topiary sculptures created by French artist Claude Ponti. It features a larger-than-life baby bird whose relaxed pose looks like it’s in the middle of a nap. Such sculptures are titled Poussin endormi (Sleepy Chick) and thus feature shrubs shaped like huge baby birds.

Above all, the delightful work showcases Ponti’s great skill in crafting a topiary. To illustrate, he makes evenly textured, rounded forms that are punctuated with metal details like long, thin legs and a bright yellow beak. In addition, there are even tiny eyelashes that dot the bird’s closed eyes!

Therefore, scroll down and take a look at the pictures of those sleeping baby birds!

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1. This sculpture of a sleeping baby bird graced the lush lawn of Jardin des Plantes in 2014

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5. There are also other birds that have fallen asleep in all different positions throughout the gardens.

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8. Pontiโ€™s La Dormanron, a topiary of a sleeping koala, remains a permanent attraction along with other small-scale installations

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Photographer Captures Vast Array of Wild Animals That Cross a Nearby Log Bridge

While we might not all be lucky enough to have bears and bobcats in our backyard, it’s super easy to capture footage of your own local wildlife. All you need to do is invest in one of the best trail cameras, pick a suitable spot in your garden and then simply sit back and wait. The beauty of trail cameras is that they completely remove the human element from wildlife photography and videography. Even the most experienced wildlife photographer runs the risk of encroaching on their subject’s space and affecting their behavior.

And the fact that you don’t need a pro-level camera and telephoto lens to capture amazing footage of local wildlife โ€“ is also proved by a YouTube video. The video shows an incredible mixture of animals crossing a log bridge in Pennsylvania. Captured by local man Robert Bush using a camera trap, wildlife including bears, bobcats, grouse, beavers, and more used a fallen log to traverse the terrain. In addition, Bush runs aย Facebook Pageย andย YouTube Channelย Bobโ€™s Pennsylvania Wildlife Camera, where he posts all of his footage as itโ€™s captured.

Hence, you can find Robertโ€™s video below which shows animals that crossed the bridge over the course of one year. This is a natural habitat of all these species, and itโ€™s fascinating just how many of them there are. In the meantime, check out more of Robert Bush’s incredible wildlife footage here. Itโ€™s all about wildlife and if you enjoy wildlife photography and films, Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll love it!

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#1 A camera set up in Pennsylvania has produced amazing footage of local wildlife, including bears, bobcats, beavers & more

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This amazing video was created using a trail camera over the course of a year. It seems that Robert Bush was able to cannily predict that the fallen log would provide a ‘choke point’ for land-based wildlife to be able to cross the river.

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#10 After his initiative went viral, Robert shared his thoughts behind it

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#11 Hereโ€™s what people said about his wonderful work

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