Richard and Cherry Kearton taking a photograph of a bird's nest
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Kearton, Richard (1862-1928); Kearton, Cherry (1871-1940)
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.