14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

This beautiful picture shows an Amazilia rutila hummingbird from Oaxacan rainforest, you can see the relaxing position of the bird, and you can enjoy its colours and shapes. People in ancient México usually said, that when you lose someone that you love, your darling person will come back like a hummingbird, so after a year that my brother with 20 years old passed away, I was at my grandma's garden when suddenly this beautiful hummingbird came to me and surprisingly he let me get closer to him, that's why I took this beautiful picture, that symbolize something so special to me. I think that in South Mexico (specially in Huatulco where this hummingbird live) we live in a sustainable way, because we plant gardens and trees at home, we take care of our rainforest and wildlife and we teach about the importance of taking care of the nature, all the time teaching with the example to our local people and tourist that come to visit us in Huatulco town. That's why I think this picture match in Natural Word category and also in Sustainable Travel.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Santa María Huatulco , Mexico
Camera: COOLPIX L810
Copyright: © Graciela Flores