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a yellow-billed Alpine chough flying above Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy
January 24, 2015

Bird of Paradiso

Gran Paradiso National Park is the oldest in Italy. Its namesake, the Gran Paradiso massif, rises 13,324 feet. Here, with the massif looming beyond a cloud bank, a yellow-billed Alpine chough swoops and soars on thermals and updrafts. The park is home to some hundred species of birds.

See more photos from the February 2015 feature story “Paradise Found.”

Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner, National Geographic

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