13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ruby throated hummingbird on royal catchfly

Hiking the local tallgrass prairies, one can encounter a wide variety of birds consuming their preferred foods. Here, a ruby throated hummingbird extracts nectar from royal catchfly, a native plant that is both rare and a hummingbird favorite.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Perrysville, Ohio, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Alessandra Ashley