Empire of Sand

Empire of Sand (colour photograph)
Empire of Sand (colour photograph by Paul Politis), 2013
Empire of Sand (colour photograph)
Empire of Sand (colour photograph by Paul Politis), 2013

Empire of Sand is another older photo, from 2013, that has been a favourite of mine.  I imagine the bird as some sort of despot, overseeing his crumbling empire of sand and collapsing fences, but oblivious to the writing on the wall. Things are good right now: he has his empire, such as it is, and a juicy worm hanging from his beak …

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