Broad-tailed Hummingbird

To see a larger image of the above photo, click directly on the photo.

Note:  The large signature/watermark on the image above is not on the final purchased image -- it is only on this page for copyright protection.  Unauthorized use of this image is prohibited..

Hummingbird Jewel

It is amazing to me how you can find incredible beauty everywhere. This Broad-tailed Hummingbird was photographed in the front garden of a restaurant not far from where I live in Colorado. The relationship between flower and bird is so perfect…

From Cornell: “A jewel of high mountain meadows, male Broad-tailed Hummingbirds fill the summer air with a loud, metallic trills as they fly. Hummingbirds breed at elevations up to 10,500 feet where nighttime temperatures regularly plunge below freezing. To make it through a cold night, they slow their heart rate and drop their body temperature, entering a state of torpor. As soon as the sun comes up, displaying males show off their rose-magenta throats while performing spectacular dives. After attracting a mate, females raise the young on their own.”

Photo taken in Allenspark, Colorado, in August, 2017

Please click on the button to purchase online, or see my Purchase page for other options; thank you!

error: Content is protected !!