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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hummingbird perches on Cardinal Flower

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) --- likely a juvenile male --- perches on a Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) in the late afternoon at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I believe the ruby color that appears on the throat is more distinct as they mature.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Gibbs Barrow