Hummingbird Close-ups – Vivid Incredible Beauty

by ChinaBambi

When it comes to birds, the terms “strong” or “beautiful” might inspire images of fierce eagles or decadent tropical parrots. But both of these birds will certainly find strong contender in hummingbirds, which possess a unique sort of delicate beauty and a mastery of avian manoeuvres like no other. We created this list of 20 stunning hummingbird photos to show you just how beautiful they can be.

Capturing a photo of a hummingbird in flight with clearly focused wings can be very difficult, as some varieties are capable of beating their wings up to 52 times a second. This gives them the ability to hover and fly backwards – something that few other birds can do and that none have mastered the way the hummingbird has.

Green-Crowned Brilliant

Image credits: Chris Morgan

Wine-Throated Hummingbird

Image credits: Knut Eisermann

Rufous Hummingbird

Image credits: ideiasedicas.com

Costa’s Hummingbird

Image credits: imgur.com

Rufous Hummingbird

Image credits: don-tbugme.blogspot.com

Marvelous Spatuletail

Image credits: Max Waugh

Fiery-throated Hummingbird

Image credits: Mauro Roman

Rufous Hummingbird

Image credits: don-tbugme.blogspot.com

Violet-Crowned Woodnymph

Image credits: stevetaboneblog.com

Rufous Hummingbird

Image credits: MrClean1982

Violet Sabrewing

Image credits: Larry

Anna’s Hummingbird

Image credits: Good-e-Nuf

Fiery-Throated Hummingbird

Image credits: Cyn Vargas

Wine-Throated Hummingbird

Image credits: José Antonio Yee

Fiery-Throated Hummingbird

Image credits: Alvaro Cubero Vega

Fiery-Throated Hummingbird

Image credits: Alvaro Cubero

Anna’s Hummingbird

Image credits: Catsbow

Rufous Hummingbird

Image credits: Scott Bechtel

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Image credits: Alexis Coram

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Image credits: Phatography

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Such beautiful animals, I love the colours and how small and delicate they are. They are so unique and rare to see up close so this is a fantastic way to really see their true beauty.

A friend of mine in LA had one make a nest right outside her bedroom window a few months back, so she got to see the hummingbird nurture its young till they were all big enough to fly away.

Such an amazing thing to witness!

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