Photo Of The Day – Mangrove Hummingbird On Nest

Title: Mangrove Hummingbird On Nest

Location: Isla de Coiba, Veraguas, Panama, Central America

Description: One of the world’s smallest birds found on Central America’s largest island, Coiba Island, made our guide Jose nearly fall out of the skiff with excitement. I was hosting a photo themed cruise with UnCruise Adventures between Panama and Costa Rica on the Pacific side when our smaller Zodiac nestled into a mangrove thicket for a close look.

Little did I know that this particular type of humming bird is rarely seen on its nest. Another guest, with a different angle, was able to take a photo with a few eggs in the nest showing.

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 150-600mm Sport
ISO: 1200
Focal Length: 250mm
Aperture: f/10
Shutter Speed: 1/1,250
Altitude: Sea level

Photograph Copyright 2018 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).
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