18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hummingbird nectaring on a coffee flower

Humans are not the only ones with a taste for coffee. In this case, Coffee flower nectar. I live in rural Ecuador where I cultivate a number of plants, including coffee. Coffee flowering time is one of my favorites times of the year, not only because of the promise of a crop, but for the chance to photograph all the smaller minority that visit its flowers to sip their nectar.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Ecuador
Camera: DMC-FZ300
Copyright: © Carlos Zorrilla