When it comes to birds, words like “strong” or “beautiful” may conjure up visions of ferocious eagles or opulent tropical parrots. Hummingbirds, on the other hand, have a particular kind of exquisite beauty and a mastery of avian acrobatics that none of these species can match. We compiled this collection of 20 gorgeous hummingbird photographs to demonstrate just how lovely they can be.
Photographing a hummingbird in flight with properly focused wings may be tough since some species can beat their wings up to 52 times per second. This allows them to hover and fly backward, something few other birds can accomplish, and none have perfected as well as the hummingbird.
If you or someone you know has captured a stunning photograph of a hummingbird, please share it with us in the comments section below!