Incredible High-Speed Footage Captures Hummingbirds’ Amazing Drinking Technique

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Published in the most recent issue of National Geographic is the feature story, Unlocking the Secrets Behind the Hummingbird’s Frenzy.

As part of the feature story are incredible photos and videos taken by Anand Varma using a high-speed camera. According to Varma, the hummingbird footage was the result of years of planning, months of building fog machines and training hummingbirds, and weeks of shooting.

You can see some of the remarkable video footage in the embedded video above. For full context, be sure to check out the feature story on National Geographic.

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