One more because it’s really something special. #Repost @anandavarma
An Anna's Hummingbird dries itself off by shaking vigorously back and forth. This movement is too fast to see with your naked eye so I had to film it at 3000 frames per second and slow it down 100 times. This video was part of my hummingbird story for @natgeo that shows how scientists study these amazing creatures. This bird was released unharmed after the video was recorded.
The video was taken in Professor Chris Clark's lab at UC Riverside. I used a simple hand held mister to simulate rain. The original experiment was conducted by Victor Ortega Jimenez at UC Berkeley using the same little spray nozzles you see in grocery stores used to keep the lettuce looking fresh.
#hummingbird#highspeed#phantom4k @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @hivelighting #litbyhive#natgeo#nature#naturephotograpy#natureisamazing#upclose#shimmy#shake