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Observing Hummingbirds at 3000 Images per Second

13 Jul, 2017

Observing Hummingbirds at 3000 Images per Second

 

 

The hummingbird is one of the most fascinating birds in the animal kingdom.  Their ability to hover in the air while they flap their wings at a rate of about 50 times a second is extremely impressive and almost defies the laws of physics.  They are called hummingbirds because of the humming sound that is made when they flap their wings.  National Geographic has released some pretty amazing footage over the years and their super slow motion footage of the hummingbird hovering in mid-air is one of them.  The footage was realized by the photographer Anand Varma, in collaboration with the ornithologist Christopher Clark.  This video is yet another reminder of why should treat our environment with care.  Check out the stunning footage played at 3,000 images per second!

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