Hummingbirds are found only in the Americas. The number of hummingbird species increases as you near the equator; Alaska has only one species, while Ecuador claims 137!
Some interesting facts about hummingbirds; a lifespan can reach 10 years, the wings beat about 60 times a second, their resting heartbeat is about 500 times per minute, and hummingbirds are the only bird species that can fly upside down and backwards!
The key to getting good images of hummingbirds is to use flash units to “freeze” the motion of their wings and produce even lighting on the bird.
The images in this collection include hummingbirds photographed in California, Arizona, Costa Rica, and Ecuador.