Taken in the Tandayapa Valley in Ecuador, this silhouette invites both awe and a hint of mystery. The bird pictured is a fawn-breasted hummingbird, says photographer Mark Thomas.
Using multiple strobes set at very low power, Thomas was able to selectively light the background, creating the silhouette you see here of a hummingbird with wings spread apart, approaching a flower to feed.
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