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19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hummingbird perched on a branch

This ruby-throated hummingbird was one of the last to leave my area before migrating south for the winter. It was fascinating to watch as it flew quickly to and from my butterfly bush. It seemed to enjoy the view from this branch and almost looked as if it was leaning on its wing in a very relaxed way.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Goldens Bridge, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Copyright: © Lisa Basile Ellwood