Birds on Icy Tuscan Terrain

With the recently-arrived frigid temperatures, a local photographer captured images of a variety of birds on ponds between Florence and Prato in a more than usual arduous task of seeking daily sustenance and trying to navigate in water with areas frozen over.

To see a gallery of 25 poetic photos of wildlife going about their daily routine in their native habitat on a cold winter’s day, see Florence’s La Repubblica news site.