National Geographic tells us why birds matter

There was no visible sun due to extreme heavy fog.  In lieu of sunrise photos I wanted to share the January issue of National Geographic.  It is truly breathtakingPhotographer Joel Sartore captures the invisible patterns that birds make across the sky.  

"Beyond the sheer joy they provide, birds play a vital role in the environment, pollinating plants, dispersing seeds, controlling insects, and removing rotting flesh. The future of birds, and us, are intertwined more than we know. We soar or plummet together."  ~Joel Sartore. 

Worth checking out if you love patterns of nature.