Rufous-tailed hummingbird in Boquete

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 ...


Quetzal - bird of the gods

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.


Violet ear hummingbirds in Boquete

The highlands of Boquete in Panama are of volcanic origin and reach heights of up to 3000 meters in the north and up to 800 meters in the south. The Quetzal Trail runs here and connects two parallel valleys in which Bajo Boquete and Cerro Punta are located. Not only the impressive Quetzales but also many other inhabitants of the cloud forest can be observed on the hike on the trail. However, there are also many hikers out here who may scare away the shy animals and who want to hear the angelic singing of the Quetzales should also be in place before sunrise.