13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

A Hummingbird Crown purplish , sucking on a flower Achira . The Crown purplish , is one of the most beautiful Hummingbirds in the province of Misiones and I was lucky enough to record this incredible moment , which extends its tongue over the petals of a flower Achira , one of the native plants preferred by hummingbirds . It's amazing to take pictures of these birds in flight just 15 cm away and see in detail the language , feathers and roughness of the peak, something rarely seen . Violet-capped Woodnymph ( Thalurania glaucopis)

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Iguazú, Misiones., Argentina
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Nicolás Arturo Pérez