At the Selvatura Hummingbird Garden, in Monteverde, Costa Rica visitors can observe more than 14 different species of hummingbirds including species that are not commonly seen in other areas of Monteverde. At the garden, the relaxing waterfalls and the beautiful floral arrangements provide a perfect setting for photography lovers.
A series of bird-feeders are filled with sugared water, around which fly dozens and dozens of hummingbirds, darting from one feeder to another, never staying still for more than half a second. They certainly aren’t shy either. They are like miniature helicopters hovering by your ears and zipping past your head. But apart from having them so close, they are incredibly beautiful and elegant birds of very vibrant colors, and I watched them for 20 minutes before it was time to go.
Nice photo !
Thanks! It was a basic G10 that got the shot, but the 1000s of hummingbirds made it easy.
I’ll be sure to check out your blog. Thanks for posting.
I took way too many blurry pictures of hummingbirds in Monteverde, but the few good ones made up for it 🙂
Would you recommend any other tropical locations for a bird watcher? I’ve been thinking about visting Costa Rica with my kid sister, so I was delighted to see the humming bird tip!