We have seen the Rufous-tailed hummingbird at several locations in Panama. They dash through the blossoms so quickly that you might get dizzy. It is all the more difficult to photograph them. If you don't want to hope for the snapshot, the only motto is: patience. Once you have found a beautiful flower with a matching background, you have to set up the camera, focus and ...
The Quetzal belongs to the genus of trogons, of which we were able to photograph yet another species, the mountain trogon, in Panama. The birds are very colorful and the Quetzal has two other features that make it appear exceptional. Firstly, it has very long tail feathers. These made him a popular hunting object of the pre-Columbian cultures, the priests of which decorated their headdresses with their magnificent feathers.
Trogons are colorful birds and yet difficult to spot in the canopy of trees. We had to roam the Panama jungle for a long time before we saw a mountain trogon. But the male showed model qualities, so that a nice photo series was created during the "shooting".
The Steller's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a bird of prey of the sea eagle genus. It is the largest sea eagle and has a black and white plumage. It can be easily recognized by the extraordinarily large and strong orange-yellow beak and its paddle-shaped wings. Steller's Sea Eagle live on the rivers and coasts of Russia near Pacific as well as in wintering areas on Hokkaido, Japan's largest island. The body length is up to 105 centim
The white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is a bird of prey in the hawk-like family (Accipitridae). We saw many specimens in Lofoten and were able to take long focal lengths from land and boat.