Hummingbirds are delicate, fluttery symbols of beauty. They serve as speedy little reminders to enjoy nature, for all of its awe-inspiring qualities.
The Anna’s Hummingbird has a particularly stunning quality that you may not have seen before.
Its iridescent feathers appear to change colors before your very eyes, and it is incredible to watch.
Nature photographer Don DesJardin shows us this unique quality that looks almost like a magic trick, in his close-up video of a male hummingbird.
It’s not magic, but rather a trick of the light. As the bird ruffles its feathers and tilt its head, light reflects off of his feathers and bounces away in different directions. The optical illusion makes it seem as though the feathers themselves change color.