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Richard and Cherry Kearton taking a photograph of a bird's nest

 

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  • Ref Number:

    2003-5001/2/20536

  • Creator:

    Kearton, Richard (1862-1928); Kearton, Cherry (1871-1940)

  • Date:

    1900

  • Description:

    A photograph showing Cherry Kearton standing on his brother Richard’s shoulders to take a picture of a bird’s nest, 1900.

    The brothers were pioneers of wildlife photography and in 1892 took the first ever photograph of a bird’s nest with eggs. In 1899 they published 'With Nature and a Camera' illustrated with 160 photographs. Richard went on to develop the photographic hide, after a series of experiments one of which involved hiding in a stuffed ox in order to obtain better pictures.