Photo of the Day: White-necked Jacobin

Keith Kennedy, a visit to one of Costa Rica’s premier birding sites pays off.

While attending a photo workshop at Rancho Naturalista Lodge in Provinica de Cartago, Costa Rica, Keith Kennedy had the opportunity to shoot the local hummingbirds that regularly visit the lodge’s feeders. Using a multi-flash set-up on the veranda, Kennedy was able to freeze the incredibly fast wing movements of the hummingbirds and create some very dramatic shots, he says. He was also able to get a photo of a female white-necked jacobin as it approached one of the feeders with both its wings and tail feathers spread out.

This image was a Top 100 photo from the 2013 Audubon Magazine Photography Awards. To see all of the photos, click here.