11 high-res photos of hummingbirds that will leave you breathless
As a child hummingbirds used to frequent my backyard, I remember going outside to watch them, mystified by their quick fluttering wings and gorgeous colors. Turns out, hummingbirds are truly the cutest birds in the world-and that’s according to science!
Hummingbirds flap their wings up to 50 times a second-if you have ever seen oneВ up close you have witnessed the incredible speed their little wings can flutter at. When they are diving for something their wings can go even faster, beating up to 200 times per second.
Can you imagine if you could get your legs to move that quickly?! Just like the hummingbird we too might be able to travel 25-30 miles per hour (without a car). Hummingbirds are incredible creatures in tiny packages. These stunning high-res photos of hummingbirds left me breathless-I think I’ll install a bird feeder tonight!
Chris Morgan is a Scottish photographer that has gotten up close and personal with the hummingbird. While visiting В Costa Rica’s Bosque De Paz, aВ 3,000 acre biological reserve full of gorgeous hummingbirds, Morgan captured some truly incredible photos. The first 3 photos of this post (including the one up top) wereВ all taken by Chris Morgan.
Hummingbirds are the smallest birds on the planet. A penny weighs 2.5 grams, and a hummingbird can weigh anywhere between 2В and 20 grams.
Hummingbirds might be small but they are also smart. Their brain is 4.2% of their total body weight, meaning they have the largest brain for their bodyВ compared with the rest ofВ the bird kingdom. Interestingly, the hummingbird is also veryВ coordinated, it has the ability to fly forward, backwards, upside down, and even sideways.
HummingbirdsВ don’t care if you have bad breath or not, after all they have little to no sense of smell. As for their hearing andВ vision, both areВ better than humans! Plus hummingbirds can even see ultra violet lights, and they remember every flower they have every come into contact with.