Hummingbirds are notoriously mysterious birds because of their propensity to be asocial and solitary creatures. Along with those qualities, they also have a number of traits that distinctly make them difficult to keep as pets and get close to, including their unusually small sizes, scale-like plumage and extremely long bills.
That’s why when I saw these extremely close pictures of a hummingbird nest replete with adorable nestlings, I was fascinated. The pictures, posted to komar.org, were taken with a Canon 7D camera with a telephoto lens that made the tiny birds look gigantic.
The photos are from last spring, but still reveal some amazing images and high-definition videos that I’d never seen before, like a mother’s interaction with her young.
The next picture really left me in awe. A fly that happened to go near the nest gives an accurate scale of just how tiny these birds are and how much smaller the nest is. The photographer said it was so small, very few people even knew anything was in the tree on that golf course.
If you’re interested in seeing more of these great pictures, and I highly recommend it, check out the komar.org hummingbird nest section immediately.