The hummingbird is a fascinating animal. This little bird with the body tiny still retains many mysteries for man. Behind its tiny size (some species only measure 2 centimeters when others exceed 22 centimeters), it can reach a flight speed of 85 km / h and is the only bird on earth ... to be able to flap wings upside down.
And these little bodies hide a hunger of wolf! On average, they must eat the equivalent of their weight in nectar, which can represent no less than 1000 flowers a day !
To better study the hummingbird and its way of life, National Geographic and the photographer Anand Varma have made a sublime little video of 2 minutes in slow motion which tells us more about the behavior of this strange bird, including the amazing agility with which he manages to keep the balance in flight to feed. Enjoy, it's a pure moment of poetry.
Equipped with a powerful camera that captures 3000 frames per second, the photographer offers us here a spectacular vision of the smallest bird in the world. One can notably discover its amazing and unsuspected language that extends to collect the nectar of flowers.
An impressive work that seems out of time, done by Anand Varma, of which we invite you to discover the work in Click here.
Imagined by:National Geographic and Anand Varma