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20 Vivid Hummingbird Close-ups Reveal Their Incredible Beauty





Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.

look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon

And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.

And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.

So metal

Showed this to Adam and he said that is so metal before I could read him the commentary 🙂

I made this mockingjay stamp yesterday because

a. the mockingjay pin is a great design

b. I am so psyched for the hunger games movies to come out

and c. I love making stamps


Fox print on etsy

This is beautiful. The photographer is Anna Hatzakis. You can find her blog here or her website here.