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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A male ruby-throated hummingbird.

This ruby-throated hummingbird is turned away from direct sunlight so it's iridescent neck feathers appear to be jet black instead of bright red to create this striking pose.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Rose Township in Oakland County Michigan, Michigan, United States of America
Copyright: © PHIL MARTEL