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From National Geographic comes this collection of seven stunning videos that capture hummingbirds in flight. These videos were shot by photographer and videographer Anand Varma, who has worked at National Geographic for several years. Each of the videos in this collection provides insight into the aerodynamics behind the hummingbird's flight as well as insights into how researchers are learning more about these fascinating birds. For instance, one of the videos captures a hummingbird as it moves inside a wind tunnel that is illuminated with a patterned green light. As the caption to this video explains, "[b]y tracking the trajectory and speed of this hummingbird when it flies in front of different background patterns and colors projected in this tunnel, researchers hope to learn more about how hummingbirds process the world whizzing by." These videos accompanied a July 2017 article about hummingbirds authored by Brendan Borrell; readers will find a link to that story (available by subscription only) at the bottom of this website.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-06-01
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0601

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