A sparkling Violetear hummingbird, shot in slow motion video using a high-speed camera.
Don’t let their beauty fool you — these hummingbirds are tough. The sparkling violetear is one of the largest hummingbirds in the Andes, and throws its weight around to get first dibs on the best flowers and feeders.
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