62 comments

  1. Abra Exonar

    November 6, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    I really hope they are having sex. Look at those eyes! Closed. The one on the right has completely engulfed the other’s beak with it’s own. Sexy.

  2. Kyle Dunn

    November 6, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Maybe fighting then make-up sex.

  3. Brigadeiro

    November 6, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Ah…os pombos do Rio de Janeiro!

    What an absolutely gorgeous ‘action’ shot! I think they’re ‘courting’ each other ;)

  4. Enigma

    November 6, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Perfect timing!

  5. elaine

    November 6, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    i lol’d.

  6. Anonymous

    November 6, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    I love pigeons the ones in Toronto have pearly pink and green feathers they’re beautiful! Everyone hates them but I’m in defense of the pigeons haha.

  7. Anonymous

    November 6, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    !!

  8. rick d

    November 6, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Let’s split the difference and say they’re dancing!

  9. Daniel Amarhal

    November 6, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Rio is beautiful!!!
    Rio is loved!!!

  10. robert ford

    November 6, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    i always knew u had a little bit of artist in u.

    congrats!

  11. Anonymous

    November 6, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Either way, incredible photo. Very nice, as usual. I like seeing non-sartorial work on here too.

  12. Zakuro

    November 6, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    this seems like that one pigeon tries a sex but abother refuses it.

    precious moment!

  13. Melissa E.

    November 6, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    So Latin! They are doing both!

  14. Anonymous

    November 6, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I love this photo! Wonderful!Perfect!

  15. Rhys

    November 6, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    This photo really needs a caption.

    how bout:

    “Pow! Right in the kisser!”

    Rhys

  16. Anonymous

    November 6, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Are you having fun in Rio? Let´s take a beer in Lapa tomorrow? :p

  17. Anonymous

    November 6, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    I think they are having sex, passionate sex:)

  18. Anonymous

    November 6, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    absolutely LOVE the monotone layering in contrast with the bright red boots. it’s not a look i would wear but they pull it off real nice. the texture of the jacket is what brings the whole look together. in a word, FABULOUS.

  19. gregorytoddsmith

    November 6, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    The same can be said about my parents.

  20. kookaii

    November 6, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    “sometimes it looks similar.”

    As with humans.

  21. marya

    November 6, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    lolz.

  22. Thomas

    November 6, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Scott! Do you have a bodyguard? How do you walk around Copacabana with a 5d and not get mugged? Our friends in Morro do Cantagalo are curious.

    My Carioca friends always said just bring a sunga, 20 reais, maconha y nada mais. That might be more fun but you miss the good fotos.

  23. Manuela

    November 6, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Yaaayyy! You’re in my hometown! hope to see tons of pics!

  24. Jasmin

    November 6, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    i used to have birds as pets, and that’s not how they have sex lol, but cool picture anyways

  25. Anonymous

    November 6, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    laughs. i like your comments. :P

    - J

  26. Anonymous

    November 6, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    only when its good!! sex, that is…hahaha, love your site, it’s the FIRST fashion blog I open every day and sets the standards for all the others!
    Rachel in NY

  27. kmkat

    November 6, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Actually, I thought it looked remarkably like the pas de deux from Romeo & Juliet ;-)

  28. Lieutenant Glahn

    November 6, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Birdy Style.

  29. = MARIA

    November 6, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Capoeira!!

  30. Shaina

    November 6, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    lol! their having mad SEX!!! :D

  31. Tel

    November 7, 2008 at 12:04 am

    the best sex is when you’re fighting anyway ;)

    Tel from KS

  32. Anonymous

    November 7, 2008 at 12:08 am

    LOL! this is probably one of the funniest comments i’ve ever read: absolutely LOVE the monotone layering in contrast with the bright red boots. it’s not a look i would wear but they pull it off real nice. the texture of the jacket is what brings the whole look together. in a word, FABULOUS.

    you have a fantastic sense of humor. and sart, thanks for the gorgeous photo. you even manage to make filthy pigeons look beautiful.

  33. ~A

    November 7, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Please tell me you posted this after a few drinks.

  34. Anonymous

    November 7, 2008 at 12:57 am

    they might be getting ready to have sex. I saw birds acting like that once, and then start mating. great shot.

  35. jaime.

    November 7, 2008 at 3:11 am

    It’s about to be a… what? BIRD FIGHT!*

    bahahaha

    *Google Brooke Valentine’s “Girl Fight” if you are slow on the uptake.

    Coincidence that the thing I have to type in for word verification is “clothy?!”

  36. Anonymous

    November 7, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Stunning! Absolutely stunning picture!

  37. Barbara

    November 7, 2008 at 4:18 am

    Does it matter whether they are fighting or having sex – they will hopefully just kill each other! I hate them, they are flying rats…….vermin.

  38. Carolina Lange

    November 7, 2008 at 6:55 am

    Beautiful shot!

  39. -h of candid cool

    November 7, 2008 at 7:07 am

    the birds: “i dont know if want to kiss you or kill you.”

  40. Teresa

    November 7, 2008 at 7:13 am

    It looks like they are kissing each other… Lovely.

  41. Jack Daniel

    November 7, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Sex and fighting…it’s almost the same thing!!

    Nice pic.

  42. vinibeni

    November 7, 2008 at 8:07 am

    The first in my life I can see beauty in pigeons…

  43. Anonymous

    November 7, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Foreplay!?!

  44. Rafael

    November 7, 2008 at 9:45 am

    It is a mom pigeon feeding her baby, not fighting.

  45. Anonymous

    November 7, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Yes I cannot separate the difference here at home either …

  46. Claudia K

    November 7, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    they fight and make love they fight and make love they fight and make love they fight and make love they fight and make love they fight and make love they fight and make love

  47. Anonymous

    November 7, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    They’re fighting. I took a similar picture from my window, it seems pigeons have a hierarchy, they were fighting in order to determine which pigeon was the boss.
    My picture is lousy (high iso, low light, it’s very noisy), but if you care to see it, it’s here:
    http://cinciamogia.wordpress.com/2008/07/20/ancora-piccioni/
    Anyway, all of your pictures of Rio make me feel like packing summer dresses and get there at the speed of light.

  48. Vanessa

    November 7, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Well, isn’t he a casanova! ;)

  49. Anonymous

    November 7, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    kiss kiss love love

  50. Anonymous

    November 8, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    with so much amazing things hapening in rio, beautiful people, you are disapointing…birds?
    whats that?i´m disapointed..
    where are the peoplew we have amazing…not models, but real and brazilian style..i didnt saw yet…

  51. autumn's darkroom

    November 8, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I don’t think it’s either…just a spontanious kiss…look how she’s caught off guard!

  52. D. Debil

    November 9, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    this shot has a timelessness that fascinated me. How many cobblestone squares over the centuries have been the scene of two pigeons battling for dominance? This picture could be from any age of the western culture.

    The perfect composition is so understated as to be utterly invisible.

  53. Tasia L.

    November 9, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    It’s so funny that you just happened to be near these two birds and you caught them…red handed

  54. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    to the seasoned birdwatcher, that is a mother rock dove feeding its nearly grown chick. Unnerving, all the same.

  55. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    i think they’re kissing

  56. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    has anyone who contributed to this comment page seen a fight or sex before? the two look nothing alike. unless we’re talking about greco-roman wrestling, of course.

  57. thwany

    November 10, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    hahah

  58. Melanpyge

    November 12, 2008 at 8:29 am

    They are not fighting. Male and female do that with their beaks always before they copulate.

    Pigeon observer and dearest friend.

  59. effie

    November 13, 2008 at 8:19 am

    awwhh…love birds kissing!

  60. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    “has anyone who contributed to this comment page seen a fight or sex before? the two look nothing alike. unless we’re talking about greco-roman wrestling, of course.”

    Ha ha ha good point! But of course if one is suddenly frozen as a single frame it could look like either…

    And many a small child has been traumatised by catching their parents in a passionate clasp. “Daddy! Stop hurting Mummy like that!”

  61. Petefrombookham

    November 22, 2008 at 4:52 am

    Sometimes, it is the same thing

  62. Sui Generis - Me

    February 3, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    wow… all of you r wierd (and funny!)… they’re just fighting over food…. “pigeon sex”… u people, seriously…. ^_^

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